WRAL.com archive: Laura Ackerson homicide
Amanda Perry Hayes, 41, along with her husband, Grant Ruffin Hayes, 33, are charged with first-degree murder in the July 2011 death of Laura Jean Ackerson.
Wake County prosecutors said Wednesday that they will try Grant Hayes first, followed by his wife, Amanda Hayes, in the death of his ex-girlfriend and the mother of two of his children.
A Superior Court judge in Wake County rdered separate trials Monday for both Grant Hayes and his wife, Amanda Hayes, who are charged with first-degree murder in the July 2011 death of Grant Hayes' ex-girlfriend, Laura Jean Ackerson.
A Wake County Superior Court judge expressed concern Thursday about trying Grant and Amanda Hayes together in their upcoming first-degree murder trial after more than two dozen pre-trial motions were filed this week.
A judge on Friday granted the state's request to try Grant Ruffin Hayes and his wife, Amanda Perry Hayes, together in the murder of Laura Jean Ackerson, Grant Hayes' ex-girlfriend and mother of his children. The trial is set for May 20.
Wake County prosecutors getting ready to try a Raleigh man and his wife in the 2011 murder of a Kinston woman say the crime was a case of domestic violence.
A Wake County Superior Court judge on Thursday set a tentative trial date for a Raleigh man and his wife who are accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, dismembering her body and disposing of it in a Texas creek.
A Raleigh man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and disposing of her dismembered body in a Texas creek has asked a Superior Court judge, for a second time, for a new public defender.
The death of a Kinston mother whose dismembered body was found in a Texas creek last summer was the result of homicide, but medical examiners aren't sure of an exact cause of death, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.
Wake County prosecutors want handwriting samples from a Raleigh couple charged in the death of Kinston woman.
A Raleigh man accused of killing and dismembering the estranged mother of two of his sons allegedly sent an email inviting her to his home on the day that she was last seen alive, according to a new search warrant in the case.
Citing "good cause," a Raleigh man accused of killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend asked a judge Thursday to appoint him a new public defender.
Raleigh police investigating the death of a 27-year-old Kinston woman whose dismembered remains were found in Texas this summer appear to be turning to Facebook for clues in the slaying.
New search warrants issued July 28 and made public Thursday show that Raleigh police are looking at the email records of both a Kinston woman found dead in Texas last month and her former boyfriend.
Search warrants released Tuesday in the murder investigation of a Kinston woman show that police focused their search on the Raleigh apartment of her former boyfriend.
Laura Ackerson's father said Tuesday that his daughter expressed concern to him nearly three years ago about the relationship she had with the Raleigh man charged in her death.
Grant Hayes, 32, and Amanda Hayes, 39, both of Raleigh, were indicted Monday on murder charges in the death of Laura Jean Ackerson, 27.
Laura Jean Ackerson's two sons are now in Kinston in the care of Patsy Hayes, the mother of the man accused of killing and dismembering Ackerson.
Family and friends held a memorial service Saturday afternoon for a Kinston woman whose dismembered body was found in Texas last week.
A relative of slain Kinston mom Laura Jean Ackerson says he believes that the man suspected in her death is evil.
A former boyfriend of Laura Ackerson said Wednesday that the two reconnected over email days before her death and that she had mentioned an ongoing custody battle with the father of her two young sons.
Remains found in a south Texas creek were identified Tuesday as those of a Kinston woman who's been missing more than a week.
Raleigh police investigators were in the Texas town of Richmond Monday investigating dismembered remains believed to be those of a woman who disappeared more than a week ago.
The remains of a woman found Sunday near Oyster Creek, about 60 miles south of Houston, are believed to be those of a missing Kinston mother, according to authorities in Fort Bend County, Texas.
Police on Friday released two photos from a security camera showing a Kinston woman on the day she disappeared last week.
Worried family members of Laura Jean Ackerson said Thursday that they are growing more concerned after her car was found at a Raleigh apartment complex this week.
Raleigh police have taken the lead in the search for a missing mother of two from Kinston after her car was found Wednesday morning in Raleigh.
A mother of two from Kinston was last seen on July 13 in Raleigh and authorities are seeking information from the public to find her.