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Marine Murder Suspect: I Loved Her

Fugitive nabbed in Mexico in pregnant corporal's killing

(Newser) - The fugitive Marine finally busted in Mexico yesterday in the grisly murder of a pregnant colleague told a reporter who asked whether he killed her: "I loved her." Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean of Camp Lejeune was captured after a three-month manhunt, reports CNN. He went on the lam... More »

NC Indicts Fugitive Marine

Prosecutor won't seek death penalty if Laurean found in native Mexico

(Newser) - The fugitive wanted for the death of pregnant Marine Maria Lauterbach was indicted today by a North Carolina grand jury, CNN reports. In addition to first-degree murder, fellow Marine Cesar Laurean was indicted on charges of ATM card theft, fraud, and robbery. A second autopsy’s preliminary findings suggest that... More »

Cousin Spots Wanted Marine in Mexico

DA seeks extradition, must forgo death penalty to gain cooperation

(Newser) - 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... More »

Marine Caught on Tape Buying 'Death Supplies'

Wheelbarrow may have been used to move body: cops

(Newser) - The suspect in the murder of a pregnant Marine was caught on a store video buying a wheelbarrow and paint—supplies police speculate he used to dispose of her body and cover up blood from her murder. Cesar Armando Laurean is now on the lam in Mexico, investigators believe. Laurean... More »

Pregnant Marine 'Slit Her Own Throat,' Suspect Told Wife

But wife waited a day to report death to cops

(Newser) - The suspect in the murder of a pregnant Marine told his wife she slit her own throat during an argument and he buried her body in the woods, reports the Los Angeles Times. Cesar Armando Laurean's wife waited almost 24 hours before reporting the account to police.  He vanished... More »

Pregnant Marine Didn't Think She Was in Danger

Told prosecutors she no longer thought Laurean was the father

(Newser) - A pregnant Marine whose body was discovered in the back yard of Cesar Armando Laurean told prosecutors in November that she no longer thought Laurean was the father, Marine officials say. Maria Lauterbach alleged that Laurean raped her in March and April, but doctors estimated the 20-year-old’s conception date... More »

Charred Body ID'd as Pregnant Marine's

Lauterbach died from blunt trauma to the head, autopsy reveals

(Newser) - The burnt body found in the yard of wanted Marine Cesar Laurean's house is that of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, and an autopsy revealed she died from blunt trauma to the head, CNN reports. The DA told the Daily News of Jacksonville, NC, he didn't know whether Lauterbach’s child... More »

Murdered Marine's ATM Card Surfaces

Suspect's truck sighted in NC; FBI offers $25K for information

(Newser) - Police recovered Maria Lauterbach's ATM card in a Durham, NC, bus station today and said her accused killer's truck was sighted in the area, CNN reports. The FBI offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Cesar Laurean, who allegedly murdered his fellow Marine last month.... More »

Charred Body, Fetus Found in Marine's Yard

Nationwide manhunt underway for man suspected of kidnapping, murder

(Newser) - Police found the burnt remains of a woman and a fetus today buried in a Marine's backyard, CNN reports. The suspected remains of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach are being rushed to a North Carolina medical examiner for positive identification as police launch a manhunt for Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean, the... More »

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