A Marine wanted for murder was spotted by his cousin near Guadalajara, Mexico, a week ago, CNN reports. Cpl. Cesar Laurean visited his cousin's liquor store and said he was "just passing by." The cousin says he didn't know about Laurean's legal troubles. Meanwhile, a North Carolina district attorney pressing for extradition had to agree to forgo the death penalty in accordance with Mexican law.
"My hands were tied,” said DA Dewey Hudson. ". It was very frustrating and disappointing." Mexico refuses to extradite suspects to the US who face capital punishment. In North Carolina, investigators are analyzing a possible murder weapon and DNA from the unborn fetus of Laurean's alleged victim, Maria Lauterbach, but lab tests are expected to take weeks.