Update: New charges for woman guilty of Ackerson murder - WNCT

Update: New charges for woman guilty of Ackerson murder

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RALEIGH, N.C. - The woman found guilty for the second-degree murder of Kinston native Laura Ackerson has now been indicted on more charges.

A Texas grand jury has indicted Amanda Hayes on body dumping charges.  Authorities say the murder in North Carolina, Hayes and her husband took Ackerson's body to Texas.

Hayes is serving a 16 year sentence now for her previous conviction.


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The state rested its case against Amanda Hayes Monday during the tenth day of the trial.

Prosecutors say Amanda Hayes and her husband Grant Hayes killed Grant's ex-girlfriend, Kinston native Laura Ackerson.

A jury already found Grant Hayes guilty of the murder.

The defense began calling witnesses Monday afternoon.


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Tuesday, the trial began in Wake County for the woman charged with killing her husband's ex-girlfriend.

Prosecutors say Amanda Hayes and her husband Grant Hayes killed Grant's ex-girlfriend Laura Ackerson.
     
Grant Hayes is currently serving a life sentence for the murder.
     
In 2011, the jury found that Hayes had killed Ackerson in his Raleigh apartment, dismembered her body, and then dumped her remains in a Texas creek.
     
Now prosecutors aim to prove Amanda Hayes had a hand in the murder.

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