District Attorney Says No Charges Against Laurean's Wife

The wife of convicted murderer Cesar Laurean will not face any charges in connection with the death of Maria Lauterbach.

Onslow County District Attorney Dewey Hudson called a press conference Tuesday afternoon to reveal what Christina Laurean knew about the homicide case.

Cesar Laurean was found guilty of killing pregnant Marine Maria Lauterbach in August.

Lauterbach had accused Laurean of rape. She was found burned and buried in the backyard of Laurean's Onslow County home in 2008.

Authorities determined her body had been buried there since December 2007, when she first disappeared.

Hudson says there's no evidence that Christina Laurean was involved in the murder or that she helped her husband. He said at first Laurean told his wife that Lauterbach killed herself with a knife. Then he wrote while on the run that Mexican terrorists had killed the Marine.

The district attorney said he was disappointed that the woman did not take the stand in her husband's trial, but says that is her right under the law.

Laurean was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. During the trial Laurean's attorney raised questions about his wife's possible involvement.

The news conference comes a week before an election where Hudson is running for state senate. He says they just finished the investigation into Laurean's wife Monday night and that he did not plan the news conference because of the senate race.


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Onslow County District Attorney, Dewey Hudson, has called a press conference for Tuesday afternoon to reveal what the wife of a convicted murderer and former marine knew about the homicide case.

23-year-old former Marine, Cesar Laurean, was found guilty of killing pregnant Marine, Maria Lauterbach.

Lauterbach had accused Laurean of rape. She was found burned and buried in the backyard of Laurean's Onslow County home in 2008.
Authorities determined her body had been buried there since December 2007, when she first went missing from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina when she was 8 months pregnant.

Laurean was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. During the trial, questions were raised about laurean's wife's possible involvement.

WITN will be at Tuesday's press conference to bring you the new information on this case.


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  • by AF Wife Location: SJAFB on Nov 6, 2010 at 07:40 AM
    WoW....How is this? The wife ABSOLUTELY knew what was up. And there is NO WAY sh didnt know another woman had been in their home or that he was burning something (AND ACTING) suspiciously while trying to cover up his acctions! Sheshould TOTALLY be charged! This is unreal and PROOF to how corrupt/unstable our judicial system fails in the US of A! Very disturbing.
  • by Anon on Oct 26, 2010 at 01:25 PM
    I wonder if Dewey is elected to the NC House, will he do as good there as he has done on the Laurean Case??
  • by jason rolling on Oct 26, 2010 at 12:23 PM
    this just proves how CORRUPT THAT DEWEY IS. To let a man go to jail with the possibility that he didn't commit the actual murder?? I say SEND DEWEY TO THE SLAMMER AS WELL FOR OBSTRUCTION IN THIS CASE. TRASH!!
  • by Andy Nonomus on Oct 26, 2010 at 12:06 PM
    Again, I say this is nothing more than a Election Time scam to get his name and his most famous case out in front of the public. No new realistic information provided, no new charges filed. All Dewy did was get his face time. Free Political Ad. Will the media give his opponent the same?
  • by gerri Location: jacksonville on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:38 AM
    Any woman knows when someone else has been in their home. Don't tell me that she didn't know that night and helped her husband cover it up. Men are not as sneaky as woman can be.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:34 AM
    Anybody ever hear of assesory after the fact? No? Not even the DA? No? Wow.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:27 AM
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? How could she NOT know????
  • by Onslow Resident Location: J-Ville on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:03 AM
    The DA must be absolutely positively stupid if he says the wife didn't have anything to do with the murder, of course she did, I personally think she is the one who committed the crime and Cesar helped her clean it up, but even if she didn't commit the crime she was definitely involved.
  • by jason rolling on Oct 26, 2010 at 08:00 AM
    yes dewey is running for nc house
  • by Anonymous on Oct 26, 2010 at 06:08 AM
    who is to say she didn't do it, and the reason he went on the run is because he was taking the blame for his wife. and if he didn't do it the poor man is in jail for the rest of his life.
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