Former Camp Lejeune Marine Admits Killing Mother Of Two

A former Camp Lejeune Marine took a plea deal Wednesday morning in the murder of a woman whose body was found outside of Maysville.

Raul Torres pleaded guilty to second degree murder. The 25 year old was accused of murdering Anneka Lasseter, 29, in May 2010. Her body was found in the woods off Highway 58 near Maysville in Jones County.

At the time of the murder, Torres was a married man and dated Lasseter. Lasseter's friends told WITN she may not have known Torres was married. Authorities say Lasseter and Torres were no longer together at the time Lasseter disappeared.

The judge sentenced Torres to serve between 13 and 16-1/2 years in prison.

In the courtroom both the victim's mother and aunt spoke out, saying Lasseter was wonderful person and a great mother to her two boys, who are now 5 and 9 years old. The family says it still wants answers why Torres killed Lasseter.


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  • by murder v/s drugs? on Jun 29, 2011 at 01:30 PM
    you got to be kidding me!! My best friend got 16 1/2 years in prison for selling drugs...dang something is definitely wrong with our justice system!!
  • by s Location: onslow co. on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:49 AM
    I can't believe this dirt bag is only getting 13 to 16 years in prison!! Are you kidding me?!? He killed someone! He should get life without parole.
  • by Jessica on Jun 29, 2011 at 09:37 AM
    I hate when they are able to plead and get a lesser amount of years for doing so. Sorry but that's not enough time. A scum bag cheater who was cheating and kills the mistress (who knows why but we can assume).
  • by Stephanie Location: Onslow County on Jun 29, 2011 at 06:37 AM
    It's about time. Its about time that he starts paying for what he did. Anneka was such a wonderful person! And because of this guy her little boys have to grow up without their mother!
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