Exclusive: Mother talks about Marine son's stabbing death

Dominique Clement was stabbed to death Monday

Mother talks about Marine son's stabbing

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Update: The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department has confirmed that the man arrested in the stabbing death, William Olivo, is a former marine. He was discharged in April 2015.


The man stabbed to death this week was a U.S. Marine stationed at the nearby Twentynine Palms marine base.

Dominique Clement, 21, was stabbed to death Monday at a residence on the 74000 block of Joe Davis Drive in Twentynine Palms.

Read: Man arrested after deadly Twentynine Palms stabbing

The Marine Base confirmed Thursday that Clement was stationed at the base. Clement's mother, Casey Guidry, told CBS Local 2 / KESQ that he was originally from Louisiana, where all his family lived. 

Guidry says her son loved to help others, was an artist and was dedicated to serving in the Marines. She said Clement was at the base for two and a half years after boot camp.

Guidry doesn't want people to be sad about her son's death, but to celebrate his life. 

"He was sunshine. he was wonderful," Guidry said."He liked and loved so many things. He was so diverse and so important that people know that he loved everyone." 

Clement leaves behind his mother, stepfather, two sisters and his girlfriend, whom Guidry said, he was planning to marry. 

25-year-old William Olivo was arrested in connection with the killing after San Bernardino Sheriff's deputies found him outside the residence armed with a knife.

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 issue an anonymous tip, call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or go to the We-Tip Hotline website at

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