Bond revoked for suspect accused of kidnapping, murder of Hania Aguilar

North Carolina

The man accused of kidnapping and murdering 13-year-old Hania Aguilar made his first court appearance since his arrest Monday morning in Lumberton. 

Michael McLellan appeared at 11 a.m. in a Robeson County courtroom. A judge revoked bond in all matters on prior charges.

McLellan was arrested Saturday by the Lumberton Police Department and the FBI and charged with first degree murder, first degree forcible rape, statutory rape of a person under 15 years old, first degree sexual offense, statutory sex offense with a person 15 or younger, first degree kidnapping, felony larceny, felony restraint, abduction of a child and concealment of death, according to the FBI.

The maximum sentence for the murder charge is death. McLellan is scheduled for another hearing December 21.

Hania Aguilar was forced into a car in the Rosewood Mobile home park in Lumberton on November 5, 2018. The teen’s body was located December 4 off of Wire Grass Road.

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