Lawmaker calls for procedure review in NC Marine slaying

Ohio Congressman Mike Turner says the slaying of Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach could have been prevented and the internal procedures of the Marines should be reviewed.

The Republican represents Lauterbach's hometown of Vandalia,
which is near Dayton.

Turner sent a letter to Marine Commandant James Conway about the
military's handling of the case. The congressman says the case
underscores the need to protect female soldiers who claim they have
been sexually assaulted.

Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean is charged in 20-year-old Lauterbach's
death. The charred remains of Lauterbach and her fetus were found
buried in Laurean's backyard in North Carolina in January.

Investigators believe Laurean fled to his native Mexico.

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  • by Joeusmc Location: Jville, on Mar 12, 2008 at 03:38 AM
    First of all the Congressman is stabbing in the air, well the fact that this young lady and child were murded. There were too many facts that indicated that this was not a rape, but more so a love triangle that got out of hand. I say eye for an eye, catch him, bludgen him and then burn him.

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