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    Post updated timeline (v3)

    additional info added based on articles and interviews after the previous timeline

    Background: GH and LA had been together since 2007. They have had two sons - one in 2008, the other in Aug 2009 while in the Virgin Islands. LA went stateside in Oct 2009 for medical care for the newborn, GH continued an affair with AS/AP, who operated a local art supply store on on St. John's. When it became clear GH was moving beyond LA into another relationship, LA did not return to the Virgin islands. With no job any longer, and no other source of income - she and the boys were taken in by GH's parents in Kinston, NC - 90 minutes from Raleigh.

    LA starts updating and posting her resume in Jan 2010. GH and AS/AP moved from Virgin Islands to Manhatten (NY) in 2010, then to Raleigh in order to contest custody of the boys. In April 2010 GH and AS/AP married in Las Vegas. GH and AH won ex-parte custody of the boys from LA (due to her financial situation, and the fact that GH/AH were married).

    LA launched civil action to regain custody of her boys. She moved out of GH's parents, started her own marketing/graphic design company (or franchise), started attending church regularly, enrolled in Lenoir Community College to finish her degree in early childhood education (made the deans list) and diligently worked the legal system to get her boys back.

    In Sep 2010 AH (formerly AS/AP) became pregnant. In Dec 2010 a judge ordered both parties to pay a total of $10K each in court costs related to a comprehensive psych eval for the boys. LA paid her share and participated for her part, GH and AH dragged their heels - as of Jul 2011 did not pay the Dr. did not schedule visits to record interaction. By March 2011 GH and AH had closed their art supply business and were liquidating stock. Money (or lack thereof) was apparently becoming an issue. LA was looking forward to an August 2011 hearing which would likely award her primary custody of her boys based on the current situation. AH gave June 9 to baby girl, two days after AH's mother (lived in NM) passed away (June 7) - funeral was in CO.


    TUE 7/5:

    LA calls her brother JA to "proudly congratulate her brother on opening an auto repair shop in Raleigh and to say she loved him." This is the last time LA and her brother spoke.


    MON 7/11:

    LA exchanges email with former boyfriend (2005/2006 before GH), tells him about past weekend spent with her boys, excited about the possibility of getting full custody.
    GH and AH list an antique on craigslist: Continental walnut Halltree 1880 - $2,000


    TUE 7/12:
    GH tells a friend during a FB chat that due to the inability to make enough $ in Raleigh performing he intends to give LA full custody of the boys and move with his wife AH and newborn daughter back to the Virgin Islands.


    WED 7/13: ***This is the day that RPD says LA was murdered***

    (lunch) LH meets with potential clients in Wilson, NC (Paulís of New York Italian Restauran) - takes rest of her lunch in a to-go box. She tells the two restauranteurs she is meeting with that she was going to see her children that day.

    (afternoon) *last time anyone aside from the arrested reported to have spoken to LA* LA speaks with her business partner CM on the phone. meetings went well so far, 2 more clients to meet that day - LA is excited and happy. She tells CM she planned to try to see her boys that evening since she was already in Raleigh.

    (evening) LA (presumably) visits with her boys. Afterwards, LA is seen in her 2006 white Ford Focus at 9:30 that night in Raleigh. *the timing of these two events is still not entirely clear, but one source does report she was seen after visiting with her boys and bringing them back to GH apt after taking them out to dinner*


    THU 7/14:

    AH asks her 22 yr old daughter SE to come by the apt and pick up the children, take them to he (SE's) place to watch them for a few hours - which she did. Also asks SE to bring a vaccum cleaner they could use. At 11:45 AM GH and AH put a living room set for $1,000 on craigslist. At 3:16 Pm GH put this on craigslist: 2 Studio Monitors HSM80 - $450.

    CM said she sent LA an email: 'If I don't hear back from you, I am going to the police in the morning.'


    FRI 7/15:

    (12:55 PM) GH put his macbook on craigslist: 15in Macbook Pro - $1200, the listing was deleted, so appraently the macbook sold.

    (6:30 PM) according to Patsy Hayes (GH's mother), GH called her to complain that LA never showed up at the Sheetz in Wilson to pick up the boys for the weekend as is the norm per the current custody arrangements. PH says he was frustrated and the boys were hot. PH says GH asked her to call LA or go see if she was at her residence/office (both LA and PH live in Kinston). *note that this day 7/15 was actually the coolest day of the month and the coolest day since 30 days prior (86 high). The rest of the week was very, very hot...so in hindsight would recall the week as excessively hot but it was not that FRI*

    CM (business partner) calls Kinston Police to report LA missing.


    SUN 7/17:

    GH, AH and the three children set off for AH's sister's in Richmond, TX with a U-Haul trailer and 5 coolers. Prior to departing, they purchase a quantity of coolers, ice, and rent a Uhaul trailer which they attach to their car. This is a 20 hour trip, so its also possible they left Raleigh SAT 7/16.


    MON 7/18:

    GH and AH arrive in Richmond, TX as AH sister's house. Across the street is Oyster Creek. The two are observed with the coolers at some point(s) on the property.


    TUE 7/19:

    GH and AH leave Richmond, TX. One cooler would be left by the creek, another somewhere else on the property - GH/AH take 3 back with them.

    PH (GH mother) is interviewed by reporters. Gives story about missed Fri pickup, comments that she "would think that" LA loved her boys, and describes the boys as resiliant, doing okay - kids get over those things quicker than adults (*odd comments...note that she probably has not seen them recently as they are still in TX*).


    WED 7/20:

    (early morning) LA's car found in an apartment parking lot (Summit Manor) half a mile from GH/AH current apartment. The apt lot where the car was found was the old apt where GH and LA used to live. Initial search of car found no evidence of foul play, but the to-go box mentioned above was still in it - which tends to indicate LA had not been in her car since the previous WED.

    (3:00 -3:30 PM) A flurry of Police activity at LA's residence/office, witnessed by WS'er say2when, who indicates he saw plainclothes and uniforms, SBI types wearing latex gloves - upwards of 20 LE.

    (6:20 PM) GH texts the manager of Mellow Mushroom to cancel his performance for the evening, cites "serious family issues", "mother of my children is missing". GH/AH+kids are presumably on the way back to Raleigh.

    (evening) GH and AH apartment neighbors report that RPD is camped out, interviewing neighbors about LA, GH, AH.


    THU 7/21 & FRI 7/22:

    neighbors report continuous police presence at GH/AH apartments. Police release LA surveillance photos FRI.


    SAT 7/23:

    RPD detectives arrive in Richmond, TX after discovering GH/AH has visited AH sister there. AH sister's family did not contact LE, according to FBSD "we contacted them" (probably to tell them RPD detective were conming out to have a look).


    SUN 7/24:

    Property search continues, Ft. Bend Sheriffs Dept assisting, coolers found, Divers scouring Oyster Creek, body parts are being recovered. Machete recovered from an out building.


    MON 7/25:

    AH and GH arrested at 1:00 AM in Kinston, NC at GH's parents house. Appeared before magistrate, Held without bond. LE continues to search creek for and recover more body parts. FBSD presser: they know AH at least participated in the dumping, they are positive the right suspects were arrested, they do not believe AH's sister's family was aware or involved - though they may have cleaned out some of the coolers.


    TUE 7/26:

    Remains are positively identified as LA. GH and AH separately arraigned (and separate case #s) by Wake County judge Jacqueline Brewer, ordered held without bond pending 8/15 & 8/16 probable cause hearings, assigned public defender James Freeman. Freeman meets with GH to begin "to work on his defense", Freeman notably does not meet with AH. Becky Holt assigned as prosecutor in the case.

    FBSD report 75% of LA remains recovered thus far, DNA testing will conclusively identify the body but they are 99.9% sure its her. RPD detectives still in Texas, more on the way.


    THU 7/28:

    Raleigh police detectives were making arrangements to have evidence in the case shipped from Richmond to Raleigh according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
    Investigators have also made arrangements with the Galveston County Medical Examiner to conduct the autopsy on Ackersonís remains.


    FRI 8/5:

    AH's 22 yr old daughter SE does an interview in Raleigh, says 2 weeks after the baby was born (mid-June) AH stopped calling her to come over, that her mother appeared "numb" over the days following WED 7/13, and her mother AH told her during a jail visit, "Baby, I know I didn't do anything wrong, everything's going to be okay and I just kept the babies safe."


    MON 8/15:
    Grant Hayes 4:00 PM probable cause hearing.


    TUE 8/16:
    Amanda Hayes 2:00 PM probable cause hearing.


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    Laura Jean, May You Receive Justice!

    [article link]

    She and my daughter were best friends throughout high school in Iowa.
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    But that's how Laura was. She trusted even those who did not earn her trust. She was an optimist, always trying to see the good in people.
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    She loved being a mom.
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    According to court documents, she was found unfit because she did not have her own place or a job at the time the court ruled on custody.
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    After all, he was the one who had money, she didn't, so it makes sense that it would take her awhile to get on her feet. This happens to women more often than you would think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrb0124 View Post
    additional info added based on articles and interviews after the previous timeline

    Background: GH and LA had been together since 2007. They have had two sons - one in 2008, the other in Aug 2009 while in the Virgin Islands. LA went stateside in Oct 2009 for medical care for the newborn, GH continued an affair with AS/AP, who operated a local art supply store on on St. John's. When it became clear GH was moving beyond LA into another relationship, LA did not return to the Virgin islands. With no job any longer, and no other source of income - she and the boys were taken in by GH's parents in Kinston, NC - 90 minutes from Raleigh.

    LA starts updating and posting her resume in Jan 2010. GH and AS/AP moved from Virgin Islands to Manhatten (NY) in 2010, then to Raleigh in order to contest custody of the boys. In April 2010 GH and AS/AP married in Las Vegas. GH and AH won ex-parte custody of the boys from LA (due to her financial situation, and the fact that GH/AH were married).

    LA launched civil action to regain custody of her boys. She moved out of GH's parents, started her own marketing/graphic design company (or franchise), started attending church regularly, enrolled in Lenoir Community College to finish her degree in early childhood education (made the deans list) and diligently worked the legal system to get her boys back.

    In Sep 2010 AH (formerly AS/AP) became pregnant. In Dec 2010 a judge ordered both parties to pay a total of $10K each in court costs related to a comprehensive psych eval for the boys. LA paid her share and participated for her part, GH and AH dragged their heels - as of Jul 2011 did not pay the Dr. did not schedule visits to record interaction. By March 2011 GH and AH had closed their art supply business and were liquidating stock. Money (or lack thereof) was apparently becoming an issue. LA was looking forward to an August 2011 hearing which would likely award her primary custody of her boys based on the current situation. AH gave June 9 to baby girl, two days after AH's mother (lived in NM) passed away (June 7) - funeral was in CO.


    TUE 7/5:

    LA calls her brother JA to "proudly congratulate her brother on opening an auto repair shop in Raleigh and to say she loved him." This is the last time LA and her brother spoke.


    MON 7/11:

    LA exchanges email with former boyfriend (2005/2006 before GH), tells him about past weekend spent with her boys, excited about the possibility of getting full custody.
    GH and AH list an antique on craigslist: Continental walnut Halltree 1880 - $2,000


    TUE 7/12:
    GH tells a friend during a FB chat that due to the inability to make enough $ in Raleigh performing he intends to give LA full custody of the boys and move with his wife AH and newborn daughter back to the Virgin Islands.


    WED 7/13: ***This is the day that RPD says LA was murdered***

    (lunch) LH meets with potential clients in Wilson, NC (Paulís of New York Italian Restauran) - takes rest of her lunch in a to-go box. She tells the two restauranteurs she is meeting with that she was going to see her children that day.

    (afternoon) *last time anyone aside from the arrested reported to have spoken to LA* LA speaks with her business partner CM on the phone. meetings went well so far, 2 more clients to meet that day - LA is excited and happy. She tells CM she planned to try to see her boys that evening since she was already in Raleigh.

    (evening) LA (presumably) visits with her boys. Afterwards, LA is seen in her 2006 white Ford Focus at 9:30 that night in Raleigh. *the timing of these two events is still not entirely clear, but one source does report she was seen after visiting with her boys and bringing them back to GH apt after taking them out to dinner*


    THU 7/14:

    AH asks her 22 yr old daughter SE to come by the apt and pick up the children, take them to he (SE's) place to watch them for a few hours - which she did. Also asks SE to bring a vaccum cleaner they could use. At 11:45 AM GH and AH put a living room set for $1,000 on craigslist. At 3:16 Pm GH put this on craigslist: 2 Studio Monitors HSM80 - $450.

    CM said she sent LA an email: 'If I don't hear back from you, I am going to the police in the morning.'


    FRI 7/15:

    (12:55 PM) GH put his macbook on craigslist: 15in Macbook Pro - $1200, the listing was deleted, so appraently the macbook sold.

    (6:30 PM) according to Patsy Hayes (GH's mother), GH called her to complain that LA never showed up at the Sheetz in Wilson to pick up the boys for the weekend as is the norm per the current custody arrangements. PH says he was frustrated and the boys were hot. PH says GH asked her to call LA or go see if she was at her residence/office (both LA and PH live in Kinston). *note that this day 7/15 was actually the coolest day of the month and the coolest day since 30 days prior (86 high). The rest of the week was very, very hot...so in hindsight would recall the week as excessively hot but it was not that FRI*

    CM (business partner) calls Kinston Police to report LA missing.


    SUN 7/17:

    GH, AH and the three children set off for AH's sister's in Richmond, TX with a U-Haul trailer and 5 coolers. Prior to departing, they purchase a quantity of coolers, ice, and rent a Uhaul trailer which they attach to their car. This is a 20 hour trip, so its also possible they left Raleigh SAT 7/16.


    MON 7/18:

    GH and AH arrive in Richmond, TX as AH sister's house. Across the street is Oyster Creek. The two are observed with the coolers at some point(s) on the property.


    TUE 7/19:

    GH and AH leave Richmond, TX. One cooler would be left by the creek, another somewhere else on the property - GH/AH take 3 back with them.

    PH (GH mother) is interviewed by reporters. Gives story about missed Fri pickup, comments that she "would think that" LA loved her boys, and describes the boys as resiliant, doing okay - kids get over those things quicker than adults (*odd comments...note that she probably has not seen them recently as they are still in TX*).


    WED 7/20:

    (early morning) LA's car found in an apartment parking lot (Summit Manor) half a mile from GH/AH current apartment. The apt lot where the car was found was the old apt where GH and LA used to live. Initial search of car found no evidence of foul play, but the to-go box mentioned above was still in it - which tends to indicate LA had not been in her car since the previous WED.

    (3:00 -3:30 PM) A flurry of Police activity at LA's residence/office, witnessed by WS'er say2when, who indicates he saw plainclothes and uniforms, SBI types wearing latex gloves - upwards of 20 LE.

    (6:20 PM) GH texts the manager of Mellow Mushroom to cancel his performance for the evening, cites "serious family issues", "mother of my children is missing". GH/AH+kids are presumably on the way back to Raleigh.

    (evening) GH and AH apartment neighbors report that RPD is camped out, interviewing neighbors about LA, GH, AH.


    THU 7/21 & FRI 7/22:

    neighbors report continuous police presence at GH/AH apartments. Police release LA surveillance photos FRI.


    SAT 7/23:

    RPD detectives arrive in Richmond, TX after discovering GH/AH has visited AH sister there. AH sister's family did not contact LE, according to FBSD "we contacted them" (probably to tell them RPD detective were conming out to have a look).


    SUN 7/24:

    Property search continues, Ft. Bend Sheriffs Dept assisting, coolers found, Divers scouring Oyster Creek, body parts are being recovered. Machete recovered from an out building.


    MON 7/25:

    AH and GH arrested at 1:00 AM in Kinston, NC at GH's parents house. Appeared before magistrate, Held without bond. LE continues to search creek for and recover more body parts. FBSD presser: they know AH at least participated in the dumping, they are positive the right suspects were arrested, they do not believe AH's sister's family was aware or involved - though they may have cleaned out some of the coolers.


    TUE 7/26:

    Remains are positively identified as LA. GH and AH separately arraigned (and separate case #s) by Wake County judge Jacqueline Brewer, ordered held without bond pending 8/15 & 8/16 probable cause hearings, assigned public defender James Freeman. Freeman meets with GH to begin "to work on his defense", Freeman notably does not meet with AH. Becky Holt assigned as prosecutor in the case.

    FBSD report 75% of LA remains recovered thus far, DNA testing will conclusively identify the body but they are 99.9% sure its her. RPD detectives still in Texas, more on the way.


    THU 7/28:

    Raleigh police detectives were making arrangements to have evidence in the case shipped from Richmond to Raleigh according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
    Investigators have also made arrangements with the Galveston County Medical Examiner to conduct the autopsy on Ackersonís remains.


    FRI 8/5:

    AH's 22 yr old daughter SE does an interview in Raleigh, says 2 weeks after the baby was born (mid-June) AH stopped calling her to come over, that her mother appeared "numb" over the days following WED 7/13, and her mother AH told her during a jail visit, "Baby, I know I didn't do anything wrong, everything's going to be okay and I just kept the babies safe."


    MON 8/15:
    Grant Hayes 4:00 PM probable cause hearing.


    TUE 8/16:
    Amanda Hayes 2:00 PM probable cause hearing.
    Excellent recap of events JRB. It's a terrific aid for helping keep the timeline straight. The information we are getting now about this case is almost non-existent. I hope they don't wait 4 or 5 years to try these two people, I am not that patient. We've lived through so many of these terribly sad murders/trials but there is just something about this case that really draws me into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrb0124 View Post
    additional info added based on articles and interviews after the previous timeline

    Background: GH and LA had been together since 2007. They have had two sons - one in 2008, the other in Aug 2009 while in the Virgin Islands. LA went stateside in Oct 2009 for medical care for the newborn, GH continued an affair with AS/AP, who operated a local art supply store on on St. John's. When it became clear GH was moving beyond LA into another relationship, LA did not return to the Virgin islands. With no job any longer, and no other source of income - she and the boys were taken in by GH's parents in Kinston, NC - 90 minutes from Raleigh.

    LA starts updating and posting her resume in Jan 2010. GH and AS/AP moved from Virgin Islands to Manhatten (NY) in 2010, then to Raleigh in order to contest custody of the boys. In April 2010 GH and AS/AP married in Las Vegas. GH and AH won ex-parte custody of the boys from LA (due to her financial situation, and the fact that GH/AH were married).

    LA launched civil action to regain custody of her boys. She moved out of GH's parents, started her own marketing/graphic design company (or franchise), started attending church regularly, enrolled in Lenoir Community College to finish her degree in early childhood education (made the deans list) and diligently worked the legal system to get her boys back.

    In Sep 2010 AH (formerly AS/AP) became pregnant. In Dec 2010 a judge ordered both parties to pay a total of $10K each in court costs related to a comprehensive psych eval for the boys. LA paid her share and participated for her part, GH and AH dragged their heels - as of Jul 2011 did not pay the Dr. did not schedule visits to record interaction. By March 2011 GH and AH had closed their art supply business and were liquidating stock. Money (or lack thereof) was apparently becoming an issue. LA was looking forward to an August 2011 hearing which would likely award her primary custody of her boys based on the current situation. AH gave June 9 to baby girl, two days after AH's mother (lived in NM) passed away (June 7) - funeral was in CO.


    TUE 7/5:

    LA calls her brother JA to "proudly congratulate her brother on opening an auto repair shop in Raleigh and to say she loved him." This is the last time LA and her brother spoke.


    MON 7/11:

    LA exchanges email with former boyfriend (2005/2006 before GH), tells him about past weekend spent with her boys, excited about the possibility of getting full custody.
    GH and AH list an antique on craigslist: Continental walnut Halltree 1880 - $2,000


    TUE 7/12:
    GH tells a friend during a FB chat that due to the inability to make enough $ in Raleigh performing he intends to give LA full custody of the boys and move with his wife AH and newborn daughter back to the Virgin Islands.


    WED 7/13: ***This is the day that RPD says LA was murdered***

    (lunch) LH meets with potential clients in Wilson, NC (Paul’s of New York Italian Restauran) - takes rest of her lunch in a to-go box. She tells the two restauranteurs she is meeting with that she was going to see her children that day.

    (afternoon) *last time anyone aside from the arrested reported to have spoken to LA* LA speaks with her business partner CM on the phone. meetings went well so far, 2 more clients to meet that day - LA is excited and happy. She tells CM she planned to try to see her boys that evening since she was already in Raleigh.

    (evening) LA (presumably) visits with her boys. Afterwards, LA is seen in her 2006 white Ford Focus at 9:30 that night in Raleigh. *the timing of these two events is still not entirely clear, but one source does report she was seen after visiting with her boys and bringing them back to GH apt after taking them out to dinner*


    THU 7/14:

    AH asks her 22 yr old daughter SE to come by the apt and pick up the children, take them to he (SE's) place to watch them for a few hours - which she did. Also asks SE to bring a vaccum cleaner they could use. At 11:45 AM GH and AH put a living room set for $1,000 on craigslist. At 3:16 Pm GH put this on craigslist: 2 Studio Monitors HSM80 - $450.

    CM said she sent LA an email: 'If I don't hear back from you, I am going to the police in the morning.'


    FRI 7/15:

    (12:55 PM) GH put his macbook on craigslist: 15in Macbook Pro - $1200, the listing was deleted, so appraently the macbook sold.

    (6:30 PM) according to Patsy Hayes (GH's mother), GH called her to complain that LA never showed up at the Sheetz in Wilson to pick up the boys for the weekend as is the norm per the current custody arrangements. PH says he was frustrated and the boys were hot. PH says GH asked her to call LA or go see if she was at her residence/office (both LA and PH live in Kinston). *note that this day 7/15 was actually the coolest day of the month and the coolest day since 30 days prior (86 high). The rest of the week was very, very hot...so in hindsight would recall the week as excessively hot but it was not that FRI*

    CM (business partner) calls Kinston Police to report LA missing.


    SUN 7/17:

    GH, AH and the three children set off for AH's sister's in Richmond, TX with a U-Haul trailer and 5 coolers. Prior to departing, they purchase a quantity of coolers, ice, and rent a Uhaul trailer which they attach to their car. This is a 20 hour trip, so its also possible they left Raleigh SAT 7/16.


    MON 7/18:

    GH and AH arrive in Richmond, TX as AH sister's house. Across the street is Oyster Creek. The two are observed with the coolers at some point(s) on the property.


    TUE 7/19:

    GH and AH leave Richmond, TX. One cooler would be left by the creek, another somewhere else on the property - GH/AH take 3 back with them.

    PH (GH mother) is interviewed by reporters. Gives story about missed Fri pickup, comments that she "would think that" LA loved her boys, and describes the boys as resiliant, doing okay - kids get over those things quicker than adults (*odd comments...note that she probably has not seen them recently as they are still in TX*).


    WED 7/20:

    (early morning) LA's car found in an apartment parking lot (Summit Manor) half a mile from GH/AH current apartment. The apt lot where the car was found was the old apt where GH and LA used to live. Initial search of car found no evidence of foul play, but the to-go box mentioned above was still in it - which tends to indicate LA had not been in her car since the previous WED.

    (3:00 -3:30 PM) A flurry of Police activity at LA's residence/office, witnessed by WS'er say2when, who indicates he saw plainclothes and uniforms, SBI types wearing latex gloves - upwards of 20 LE.

    (6:20 PM) GH texts the manager of Mellow Mushroom to cancel his performance for the evening, cites "serious family issues", "mother of my children is missing". GH/AH+kids are presumably on the way back to Raleigh.

    (evening) GH and AH apartment neighbors report that RPD is camped out, interviewing neighbors about LA, GH, AH.


    THU 7/21 & FRI 7/22:

    neighbors report continuous police presence at GH/AH apartments. Police release LA surveillance photos FRI.


    SAT 7/23:

    RPD detectives arrive in Richmond, TX after discovering GH/AH has visited AH sister there. AH sister's family did not contact LE, according to FBSD "we contacted them" (probably to tell them RPD detective were conming out to have a look).


    SUN 7/24:

    Property search continues, Ft. Bend Sheriffs Dept assisting, coolers found, Divers scouring Oyster Creek, body parts are being recovered. Machete recovered from an out building.


    MON 7/25:

    AH and GH arrested at 1:00 AM in Kinston, NC at GH's parents house. Appeared before magistrate, Held without bond. LE continues to search creek for and recover more body parts. FBSD presser: they know AH at least participated in the dumping, they are positive the right suspects were arrested, they do not believe AH's sister's family was aware or involved - though they may have cleaned out some of the coolers.


    TUE 7/26:

    Remains are positively identified as LA. GH and AH separately arraigned (and separate case #s) by Wake County judge Jacqueline Brewer, ordered held without bond pending 8/15 & 8/16 probable cause hearings, assigned public defender James Freeman. Freeman meets with GH to begin "to work on his defense", Freeman notably does not meet with AH. Becky Holt assigned as prosecutor in the case.

    FBSD report 75% of LA remains recovered thus far, DNA testing will conclusively identify the body but they are 99.9% sure its her. RPD detectives still in Texas, more on the way.


    THU 7/28:

    Raleigh police detectives were making arrangements to have evidence in the case shipped from Richmond to Raleigh according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
    Investigators have also made arrangements with the Galveston County Medical Examiner to conduct the autopsy on Ackerson’s remains.


    FRI 8/5:

    AH's 22 yr old daughter SE does an interview in Raleigh, says 2 weeks after the baby was born (mid-June) AH stopped calling her to come over, that her mother appeared "numb" over the days following WED 7/13, and her mother AH told her during a jail visit, "Baby, I know I didn't do anything wrong, everything's going to be okay and I just kept the babies safe."


    MON 8/15:
    Grant Hayes 4:00 PM probable cause hearing.


    TUE 8/16:
    Amanda Hayes 2:00 PM probable cause hearing.

    bbm

    Do you have a link you can direct me to of this interview in your recap of AH's daughter, SE?

    Fantastic recap of this horrendous tragedy to befall someone who was obviously just trying to do the right thing and be a good mom to her two baby boys...R.I.P. Laura


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    to jrb0124 !! Wonderful recap and timeline. You rock!


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    From one of our local stations:

    Indictments Brought In Kinston Mom's Murder

    The Wake County grand jury Monday afternoon indicted Grant Hayes III and his wife Amanda each on one murder count.

    The indictment says on or about July 13th the two "unlawfully, willfully, and feloniously did of malice aforethought" kill Laura Ackerson.


    http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/I...127250133.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by miabellamoure View Post
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    Do you have a link you can direct me to of this interview in your recap of AH's daughter, SE?

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    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?se...cal&id=8291952


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    ABC11 Eyewitness News was given a song that sources say was written by Ackerson's ex-boyfriend, Grant Hayes. Hayes, who also is the father of Ackerson's two children, is charged with her murder.
    The song, which was never released, contains lyrics about killing his "babies' momma."

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?se...cal&id=8276829

    OMG...is all I'm gonna say! You need to listen to the lyric's on this link...chilling!

    Quite the opposite of the song he sang for AH after the birth of their baby girl...


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    Quote Originally Posted by miabellamoure View Post
    ABC11 Eyewitness News was given a song that sources say was written by Ackerson's ex-boyfriend, Grant Hayes. Hayes, who also is the father of Ackerson's two children, is charged with her murder.
    The song, which was never released, contains lyrics about killing his "babies' momma."

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?se...cal&id=8276829

    OMG...is all I'm gonna say! You need to listen to the lyric's on this link...chilling!

    Quite the opposite of the song he sang for AH after the birth of their baby girl...
    I had read the lyrics previously but had not seen this video nor heard him singing the song. Very chilling. I wonder if LA had heard the song prior to her death........ I wonder if his parents had heard it? Wish somebody had paid more attention and given a heads up to LA and/or LE several months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonymousD View Post
    From one of our local stations:

    Indictments Brought In Kinston Mom's Murder

    The Wake County grand jury Monday afternoon indicted Grant Hayes III and his wife Amanda each on one murder count.

    The indictment says on or about July 13th the two "unlawfully, willfully, and feloniously did of malice aforethought" kill Laura Ackerson.


    http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/I...127250133.html
    Seeing their names on the indictments, it may be that the ADAs will be Boz Zellinger -- a quick-thinking, smart, in-your-face-when-necessary ADA, as we remember from the Brad Cooper trial and conviction; and Becky Holt, who is sharp and smart but has a slo-o-ow and um-er-ah delivery, as several of us will remember from the Jason Young mistrial.

    Who will be the judge in this thing? And will there be two trials? What's common in this type of thing? I have no idea.

    Patience, patience. It will probably take about 18 months or so before things start to happen...


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    Quote Originally Posted by borndem View Post
    Seeing their names on the indictments, it may be that the ADAs will be Boz Zellinger -- a quick-thinking, smart, in-your-face-when-necessary ADA, as we remember from the Brad Cooper trial and conviction; and Becky Holt, who is sharp and smart but has a slo-o-ow and um-er-ah delivery, as several of us will remember from the Jason Young mistrial.

    Who will be the judge in this thing? And will there be two trials? What's common in this type of thing? I have no idea.

    Patience, patience. It will probably take about 18 months or so before things start to happen...

    Seeing their names on the indictments, it may be that the ADAs will be Boz Zellinger... Becky Holt

    Yes, the actual prosecuting attorney(s) appear in the indictment. Holt was the initial SA assigned, now BZ is onboard as well. BZ didn't have to put his name on the indictment (only one pros needed)...not sure if this means one to each indictee, or that DA is not so sure BH will handle this in the long run for whatever reason.


    Who will be the judge in this thing? And will there be two trials? What's common in this type of thing? I have no idea.

    Now that they are indicted, the case shift from District to Superior. Could be any of the 5 assigned to WC superior, depends on the calendar. Yes, there would probably be distinct 2 trials - but its likely only 1 because AH will strike a plea deal IMO. I don't think GH's current public defender is DP-qualified, so that will change.


    Patience, patience. It will probably take about 18 months or so before things start to happen...

    Step 1 will be the hearing if the DA goes for the death penalty. This could occur anywhere from a month to six months depending... Now that they have been indicted, the probable cause hearings will likely be scrapped (as the DA only need either an indictment or judge ruling on probable cause - indictment is preferred, and they got it). Yes, probably 18 months before it goes to trial and it will, because LA's family wants the DP. I don't see the DA striking a deal with GH (or AH if she was an active participant).

    [LINK TO ACTUAL INDICTMENT]
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrb0124 View Post
    Now that they have been indicted, the probable cause hearings will likely be scrapped
    Just checked - those hearings are off the calendar now. Next will be the DA announcing they are seeking the death penalty, and then the hearing for that.


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    I wish they would let the Wake County Assistant District Attorney Adam Moyers and Wake County Assistant District Attorney Jeff Cruden handle this case. I watched the Samuel Copper Trial (my very first trial) , the Copper trial, Young trial and the Cook trial and as far as I am concerned these 2 guys are top notch. The pros in the Bradley Copper trial did not have thier act together it was like watching the desperate housewives of Cary. It was all I could do to bring myself to watch it. Anybody else have any views on Pros. in Wake Co?


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