FIRST ON WITN: Attorney Wants Cesar Laurean Trial Moved

An attorney for a former Camp Lejeune Marine, accused of killing a pregnant Marine, wants his upcoming trial moved out of Onslow County.

Dick McNeil, attorney for Cesar Laurean, filed the motion today in Onslow County. He says publicity about the death of Maria Lauterbach and Laurean's arrest in Mexico would make it difficult for Laurean to get a fair trial in Jacksonville.

Laurean is charged with the murder of Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach, who authorities found burned and buried in Laurean's backyard in 2007.

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  • by Data Man on Oct 1, 2009 at 12:32 PM
    To Rambo, he will not walk. He killed a young successfull white woman. He is good as fried chicken. Trust me!
  • by Jess Location: NE on Oct 1, 2009 at 07:56 AM
    They can't escape the publicity this story received. I live in Nebraska and know followed this story very closely. He'll be found guilty no matter where he goes! He can not hide from his guilt!
  • by Tracy Location: Oregon on Sep 30, 2009 at 07:29 PM
    Move his trial to Oregon - I've been following this dirtbags antics since Maria disappeared - he is a lowlife SOB - I would love to attend his trial everyday just for the opportunity to spit on his worthless self.
  • by RAMBO on Sep 30, 2009 at 06:38 PM
    I'll bet he'll walk?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 30, 2009 at 03:44 PM
    Maybe they did not hear about it in China? Do they even mess with trials there?
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Sep 30, 2009 at 02:45 PM
    A question for Laurean's attorney. Where was "fair" when he murdered Maria?
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Sep 30, 2009 at 01:59 PM
    He is gonna get the death penalty. Somebody is gonna shank him in the yard,during rec time.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Sep 30, 2009 at 01:32 PM
    NO! NO! NO!NO! It's wrong to move the trial to another count, city, or state. The crime was committed in Onslow county, and it needs to stay in Onslow county. Let the people of Onslow county have the pleasure of finding him guilty or not guilty.
  • by KinstonNative Location: Kinston on Sep 30, 2009 at 12:30 PM
    What are you guys talking about, life in prison is worse than death. He's probably repented already and has a first class ticket to heaven.
  • by bull Location: enc on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:48 AM
    maybe instead of moving the trial, they should move him to the express lane...
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