Gag Order Issued In Laurean Case

An Onslow County judge has issued a gag order on attorneys, the sheriff and court personnel in the murder case of Cesar Laurean.

The order, signed Wednesday by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Charles Henry, bars anyone involved in the case from giving an opinion on Laurean's guilt or innocence, the character, credibility, reputation or criminal record of Laurean or prospective witnesses, the possibility of a guilty plea or the existence of any confession, and the results of any tests of any physical evidence in the case.

Laurean returned to Onslow County earlier this month on charges he killed and then buried fellow Marine Maria Lauterbach in December 2007.

Judge Henry says he signed the order because there has been significant publicity in the case and it's necessary to insure that Laurean receives a fair trial. Henry said the rules were also adopted to insure that the media was able to adequately cover the trial.

Laurean is scheduled to appear next in court on May 18th.

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  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 1, 2009 at 07:19 AM
    He is still done!
  • by Dave on May 1, 2009 at 05:42 AM
    After reading this, I really don't have much to SAY.
  • by dumb marines Location: gville/jville on Apr 30, 2009 at 10:29 PM
    his wife helped
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Apr 30, 2009 at 03:45 PM
    He is a pig and he will pay for what he did no matter how much of the tax payer money the judge plays with.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Apr 30, 2009 at 03:30 PM
    The judge just guaranteed this case to be thrown out of court. MORE THAN ONCE.
  • by ??? on Apr 30, 2009 at 01:45 PM
    he'll get justice when he goes to prison.
  • by Alison Location: Havelock on Apr 30, 2009 at 01:29 PM
    I totally agree with you Z!!
  • by mason1 Location: new bern on Apr 30, 2009 at 01:13 PM
    The judge put a gag order on so that the media will be insured to adequately cover the trial. Media covers a trial adequately because of leaks and chats with officials.
  • by Z Location: Jacksonville on Apr 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM
    Like that matters we all know the facts surrounding the case and we know he did it. GET ON WITH IT ALREADY!!!

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