Cesar Laurean Wife Files Divorce, Obtains Custody Of Daughter

The wife of the Marine sentenced to life in prison for killing his pregnant comrade has filed for divorced and taken full custody of the couple's four year old daughter.

Although Laurean's now ex-wife, Cpl. Christina Smith, has full custody, Laurean will still have some visitation rights. That's according to the Jacksonville Daily News.

Laurean is currently serving life in prison in Elizabeth City for the murder of Maria Lauterbach. Lauterbach's mother has filed a wrongful death suit against Laurean and Smith. It has been stayed until the outcome of the appeal of Laurean's murder conviction is known.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 11, 2011 at 07:09 PM
    To Deb - I saw one of those papers in a quick mart in Morehead City and was shocked. I could not believe someone would put that out either but on the other hand - it is public information. I do think it is pretty tacky.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 11, 2011 at 07:06 PM
    To suspected truth - ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!! I don't care what you knew about her!! She didn't deserve what that ANIMAL DID TO HER! Idiot.
  • by suspected truth Location: ii mhg on Apr 11, 2011 at 01:37 PM
    i still don't think he did it. after working with her, i believe she is the culprit and he covered it up. any testimony inplicating her was mysterious thrown out after a deal she made with the prosecution.
  • by ENC on Apr 11, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    People should not do or get caught doing anything illegal if you do not want your picture in the public
  • by deb Location: nc on Apr 11, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    IN Eastern North Carolina there is a Newspaper called " The jailbird" this paper is unethical and unconstitutional. This paper placed peoples faces and their charges prior to them being CONVICTED!!! I thought that we were innocent UNTIL proven Guilty! IF you request a jury trial in NC and your face has been in this paper countless times, how can you get a fair trial when Public Opinion has been formed already??????People we need to unite and end these ELITE Corrupted Officials and their money making corporations that exist at OUR expense.
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      by B on Apr 11, 2011 at 12:42 PM in reply to deb
      So which issue of "The Jailbird" were you in? If you have been in it countless times, public opinion should be the least of your worries!
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        by star on Apr 11, 2011 at 02:22 PM in reply to B
        I concurr!
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        by Tish on Apr 11, 2011 at 06:05 PM in reply to B
        yes that is so funny why do people worry about their picture in their should have thought about it before they got in trouble....a arrest is a mattr of public record anyway...
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      by star on Apr 11, 2011 at 02:19 PM in reply to deb
      I feel like if you dont commit stupid crimes, them you dont have to worry about your picture in jailbird. They print crimnal information in news paper, only difference, the regular newspaper dont want to foot the expense of printing picture. dont committ crimes and JAILbIRD wont be an issue!
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        by Tish on Apr 11, 2011 at 06:09 PM in reply to star
        All u have too do is go to reflector.com & click on the handcuffs & see everybody that been arrested & what they are charge with the jailbird ain't the only source of information...
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      by Me on Apr 11, 2011 at 06:17 PM in reply to deb
      Gotta admit, in the only issue I ever bought, there were people arrested for traffic tickets. That seems a little overboard when calling someone a 'jailbird'! Will not purchase another one, personally. Kinda like watching Cheaters--one sided as all get out!
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        by Tish on Apr 12, 2011 at 05:40 AM in reply to Me
        It have everything in it from indecent liberty with minors too child support,stealin,dwi,assault on female u name it ,it's in their not sayin everyone is guilty cause they have'nt been to court yet.....
  • by ENC on Apr 11, 2011 at 09:53 AM
    You are correct Retired Enlisted Marine. Thank you for telling it like it is.
  • by B Location: Gville on Apr 11, 2011 at 08:39 AM
    I think she should have been put in jail too for covering for him long enough to get out of the counrty.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 11, 2011 at 08:15 AM
    Why does that woman have custody of any child let alone her own? She knew what he did! I believe a child with a mother like that IS IN DANGER!!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 11, 2011 at 08:14 AM
    What took that LOONEY so long?
  • by Richard Location: Edenton on Apr 11, 2011 at 05:52 AM
    Fast Breaking news. Not Duh!!!!!!!!!
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