The wife of a former Camp Lejeune Marine convicted of killing his pregnant comrade nearly three years ago won't be charged in the case, Onslow County District Attorney Dewey Hudson said Tuesday.
A former Camp Lejeune Marine is spending life in prison without parole after being found guilty Monday of killing a pregnant comrade in December 2007.
Jurors deliberated for about three hours before finding Cesar Laurean guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach. Her charred remains were found in a fire pit in Laurean's backyard.
Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach fabricated a story about a dead brother to explain the theft of money from the Camp Lejeune office where she worked before her death in late 2007, a former Marine supervisor testified Thursday.
A pregnant Camp Lejeune Marine was beaten with such force that her skull basically split in half, a medical examiner testified Wednesday.
Two state investigators testified Tuesday that blood spatters found inside the garage of a Jacksonville home and on a crowbar belonged to a Camp Lejeune Marine whose charred remains were found buried behind the home in early 2008.
A former Camp Lejeune Marine testified Monday that Cesar Laurean gave him a blood-spattered crowbar in late December 2007, and he turned the tool over to authorities after learning that the remains of another Marine were found in Laurean's yard.
Two former neighbors testified Friday that Cesar Laurean had a backyard bonfire in December 2007, which authorities say was shortly after the pregnant Marine Laurean is accused of killing disappeared.
The trial of a former Camp Lejeune Marine charged with killing a pregnant comrade almost three years ago got off to a fast start Thursday, with the prosecutor describing a brutal crime and the defense attorney questioning the victim's emotional stability.
Attorneys have agreed on a jury for the trial of a former Marine charged with killing a pregnant colleague.
More than two-and-a-half years after the charred remains of a Camp Lejeune Marine and her unborn child were found buried behind a Jacksonville house, the murder trial is set to begin for the former Marine charged in the case.