Man Auctioning Parking Spaces For Laurean Trial

The murder trial of former Camp Lejeune Marine Cesar Laurean is a month away and a local man is hoping to make some money off of it.

Goldsboro resident D.A. Stuart is auctioning off parking spaces for the entire trial on eBay.

Stuart has a spacious backyard that he plans to use for public parking when the trial begins August 9th.

Parking is expected to be at a premium due to public interest and an overflow of local and national media expected in the area.

The starting bid on eBay for the entire trial is $99.00, But users can buy it now for $500.00. Stewart plans to sell any spaces still available at around $20.00 a day and $100.00 for the week.

Laurean is accused of killing pregnant colleague Maria Lauterbach in January 2008.

Stuart acknowledges some may object to what he is doing, but says he's just making the best of a terrible situation. He has yet to sell any spaces.


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  • by to Elle on Jul 17, 2010 at 09:23 AM
    The starbucks is all the way on the other side of town on Berkely BLVD, I dont think a duncan donuts is there. There is a Krispy Kreme on Ash st though... still on the other side of town. good luck
  • by Wilma on Jul 15, 2010 at 05:30 PM
    For those of you who support this man, you are absolutely crazy. It would be one thing if he was selling spots on his land for say a football game or something. He is, or will be making a profit off of an innocent woman getting murdered. Other people in different countries see this and label all of us as selfish and greedy. To SD on 7/14, 11:36pm: Please come up with a more educated response than "I'm jealous I can't make extra money". You want to know something? I'd rather be poor with morals I respect and adhere to than make a few extra bucks at the expense of human life. For those of you that say this is his right: you are correct to an extent. If this man has no problems at all portraying himself as a classless, greedy individual who profits on a murder trial and he can live with it, more power to him I guess. It's just another example of how pathetic and lowlife the human race has become.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 15, 2010 at 01:28 PM
    Does this man have a license to operate a pay to park parking lot there? Will the taxes on the income from the spaces be paid. Does he have insurance to cover if some gets out of their car and falls and gets hurt on his property? I hope that he has checked all these things out.Or else he might make a few bucks on a space and lose his whole home if someone gets hurt there.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Jul 15, 2010 at 01:24 PM
    American free enterprise at it's best! Anyone who reflects on this negatively has socialist tendencies.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:34 AM
    This man is being smart. I'd sell it off if I had that spacious backyard as well. It is his right as an American to do so. I'd be making sure nobody else knows how much I'd get off of this either, as in what goes on there stays there.
  • by concerned Location: new bern on Jul 15, 2010 at 10:32 AM
    What is wrong with the man making a honest dollar for the use of his property? At least he is not robbing or stealing like some do for a dollar.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jul 15, 2010 at 09:27 AM
    greg, you r forgetting one thing, if the state finds him guilty he can not get the death penalty. one more thing, she did not have a choice whether her or her baby lived , he made that choice for her. seeing him hang is one thing, seeing her and her baby dead and burned is not worthy to profit off of for a few hundred dollars.
  • by Greg Location: Greenville on Jul 15, 2010 at 07:16 AM
    If he can make a couple bucks why not. If they had a public hanging for laurean i'd pay for parking and a ticket to see him swing
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jul 15, 2010 at 06:24 AM
    man this is sad. a women and her child were murdered. if he gave the money to her family to help traveling to the trial or to stay in town or maybe to a domestic violence shelter i would understand. everybody out to make a dollar with things like they are today, but not off of this. it just doesn't set right in my mind.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 15, 2010 at 04:33 AM
    This is not a side show people. How dare him.
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