Friday, September 12, 2008
Accused suspect in the murder of Maria Lauterbach and her unborn child is expected to be in Onslow County Sheriff’s Department custody in a week or so, according to Sheriff Ed Brown. Lauterbach was eight months pregnant when she was killed last December.
DA Dewey Hudson said the earliest Laurean could return to face charges in Onslow County is mid-October, as Laurean could appeal the court decision.
Laurean's court-appointed lawyer, Dick McNeil said he doesn’t know if Laurean will appeal and we are at least a month or more away from his return.
A Mexican court has approved returning the Marine corporal to the United States with the agreement that he will not face the death penalty in North Carolina.
Laurean fled to Mexico, as the search was under way for Lauterbach. He was found and arrested there in April.