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Mexico Is No Longer Outlaw Central

Treaty with US is working, but bars death penalty

(Newser) - It's getting harder for US crooks to hide out in Mexico—as Cpl. Cesar Laurean would no doubt attest, Patrick J. Lyons blogs in the New York Times. In fact, Mexico and Washington have extradited dozens of suspects every year since an old treaty was improved in 1995. But the... More »

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 »

Pregnant Marine's Neck Wound Likely Post-Mortem

Killer may have made cut to fit suicide story

(Newser) - A neck wound on the pregnant Marine slain earlier this year was probably made after death, pointing to faked evidence in her murder, CNN reports. The main suspect in the case, Cesar Laurean, said Maria Lauterbach, 20, slit her own throat, but the surface cut may have been made by... More »

Hundreds Mourn Slain Marine at Ohio Funeral

Slain woman had 'strong spirit'

(Newser) - Hundreds of family members and friends gathered near Dayton, Ohio, today for the funeral of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, the pregnant Marine murdered in North Carolina in December. Marines carried her casket; a smaller one held the body of her unborn child, Gabriel. Some 200 members of a group called... 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 »

Suspect in Pregnant Marine's Killing Spotted in La.

Laurean seen exiting a bus in Shreveport

(Newser) - The Marine suspected in the murder of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach and her unborn child was spotted last night exiting a bus in Shreveport, La., and could be headed to Texas, police said today. Authorities said they believe Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean could be dangerous if "put in a... More »

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