Dominique Clement – Marine Stabbed to Death in California
California – Last Monday, February 5, a Marine stationed at Twentynine Palms Marine Base, Dominique Clement, 21, was stabbed to death by a Marine who had been discharged in April 2015.
William Olivo, 25, was arrested by authorities after they found him near the residence where Clemente’s body was located. Olivo was armed with a knife and had to be tased by police when he resisted as they tried to handcuff him. He also had a laceration that police believe he got during the altercation with Clement. He was taken to the hospital for that injury.
Olivo is being held for multiple charges, including murder, at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on a $1 million bond. His court appearance is set for February 20. The terms of Olivo’s discharge from the Marine Corps are unknown at this time.
The details of the altercation have not been released.
Dominique Clement had been stationed at Twentynine Palms for 2 1/2 years. Originally from Baton Rouge, Lousiana, his mother says he was an artist, and loved to help others. She stated that he was dedicated to the Marine Corps. He leaves behind his mother, Casey Guidry, stepfather, girlfriend, and two sisters.
“I’m sad all the time. But then when I’m not sad, I feel like I should be…I do my best to remember that Dominique had a wonderful life, that he touched so many people…I forgive that young man, because I know I cannot get through this process without that. I have compassion for him, because he’s a son and has a mom… He couldn’t have been thinking right.” Casey Guidry, Clement’s mother to WBRZ
“Anyone with additional information on the case is urged to contact Detective Travis Randolph of the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail at (909)-387-3589. To provide an anonymous tip, call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or go to the We-Tip Hotline website at wetip.com.”
Featured photo: Screenshot – family photo of Dominique Clement