By Balitang America Staff
March 27, 2013
VISTA, Calif.— New evidence emerged as preliminary hearings continued in the case of the Fil-Am Navy veteran who was allegedly murdered by a U.S. marine.
Kevin Coset, 23, faced a judge on Wednesday for his arraignment where he plead not guilty in the murder of Filipino American Alvin Bulaoro, 24.
In the hearing, investigators revealed they found Coset’s journal, where he wrote about killing Bulaoro.
“Tonight I had to kill for the third time. It was a guy named Alvin Bulaoro in Fallbrook. It was definitely a him or me situation. I find no joy in killing but must survive in my fight against the evil Musgrove organization.. They have been plotting against me for years now as well as entering my mind and stealing my intelligence,” wrote Coset.
Bulaoro’s body was found zipped up in a sleeping bag inside a 1997 Toyota 4runner at a grocery store parking lot on January 3.
Coset allegedly slit the victim’s throat almost from ear-to-ear and shot Bulaoro twice in the head. The medical examiner said Bulaoro had 44 stab wounds total, according to reports from NBC San Diego.
During the preliminary hearing, detectives revealed Coset and Bulaoro exchanged a phone call and 29 text messages between Dec. 20 and Dec. 21, 2012, with Coset using a pre-paid cell phone. The cellular phone exchanges led to the suspect’s arrest on February 22 at Camp Pendleton.
-With reports from NBC San Diego.