Former Marine Convicted in North Carolina of Killing Female Colleague


August 24, 2010

Former U.S. Marine Cesar Laurean was convicted in North Carolina on Monday of first degree murder in the 2007 death of Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, who was eight months pregnant when she died.

An autopsy showed that Lauterbach, 20, died of blunt force trauma to the head. Police unearthed her charred body from beneath a barbecue pit in Laurean’s backyard in January 2008. She had disappeared the month before.

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