In a move that should surprise no one, a grand jury indicted Marine Corporal Cesar Laurean for first-degree murder yesterday along with various other crimes such as ATM card theft, attempted card theft, fraud and robbery with a dangerous weapon. The initial findings from the second autopsy are showing that Maria Lauterbach’s baby was not born before it died and under North Carolina law the killing of an unborn child is not illegal, so he won’t be charged with two deaths. The military is still conducting tests though, to see if the baby’s lungs contain oxygen. If any is found it would mean that the baby took a breath and would establish life.
North Carolina Authorities say that they are processing paperwork to ask Mexican officials help them find and detain missing Marine and murder suspect Cesar Laurean so that he can be extradited to the United States.