A judge is reconsidering if a man and wife charged in the death of a Kinston woman will be tried together.
Judge Donald Stephens expressed concern Thursday after an attorney for Amanda Hayes said Grant Ruffin Hayes III sent her client a threatening letter from jail.
Attorneys for both defendants didn't initially object to a joint trial but reserved the right to request that the cases be separated.
The Hayeses are charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Laura Ackerson, who had two children with Grant Hayes.
Parts of Ackerson's body were found in 2011 in a creek in Fort Bend County, Texas. Investigators have said they think Ackerson was slain in North Carolina before her killers hauled her dismembered body in coolers to Texas for disposal.
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:43:09 GMT
A high school senior from Raleigh is recovering after an apparent shark bite while on vacation at the beach in Brunswick County.According to police, the incident happened on Sunday between 11th and 12th
A high school senior from Raleigh is recovering after being bitten on the foot while on vacation at Sunset Beach in Brunswick County.