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Custody Battle Possible Motive In Ackerson Killing

In domestic law on July 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm
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RALEIGH, N.C.Texas officials called off the search for the rest of Laura Ackerson’s remains after they were positively identified as that of the missing Kinston mother.

On Tuesday, officials determined that the remains found in Oyster Creek, Texas were Laura Ackerson’s using dental records. Officials say they called the search for the rest of the remains off because they say there is nothing more they can do. Ackerson was reported missing roughly two weeks ago after she never picked up her children from their father, Grant Hayes.

Hayes and his wife, Amanda, were both charged with Ackerson’s murder. They made an appearance in Wake County court on Tuesday. A judge appointed the Hayes’ with a public defender. They will both remain in jail under no bond. A probable cause hearing was set for August 16.

RALEIGH, N.C.- There’s new information tonight in the homicide investigation of Laura Ackerson, the Kinston mother who went missing nearly two weeks ago.  Raleigh Police arrested Ackerson’s ex-boyfriend and father of her two children Grant Hayes and his wife Amanda in Kinston Monday and charged them with murder.  Tuesday, they both faced a judge in wake county court and are being held without bond. 

One of the big questions is what really happened in the days leading up to Ackerson’s disappearance.  That’s right Amanda the timeline of when Laura ackerson was last seen is still full of holes.  We’re going to go back to the days just before Ackerson disappeared.  In e-mails to her good friend in New York City, Ackerson was sharing sweet memories of her children, and plans for the future.

Before Laura Ackerson met and settled down with Grant Hayes, she dated James Harrison.  The two remained friends after their break-up and Harrison says he met Hayes on several occasions.  He says he seemed like a great guy. 

“For them to do something like this, or be accused of something like this is just completely mind boggling,” said Harrison.  “But the worst part about it is that Laura is gone.”

Harrison and Ackerson exchanged e-mails on July 11th and 12th, just before she went missing.  She talked about watching the world cup with her boys- “watching it over ice cream cones at the ice cream shop.”  In her last e-mail to Harrison on July 12th, she responded to an invitation to visit him in New York City saying it would be a “blast”.  These are the surveillance photos of Laura Ackerson Raleigh Police say were taken the morning of July 13th- police won’t say where they were taken but there are reports this is the last day anyone saw Ackerson- she was dropping her kids off at Hayes’s home in Raleigh.  Authorities in Kinston and Raleigh will not confirm that, but the arrest reports for Grant and Amanda Hayes say they killed Ackerson on July 13th.  While Ackerson’s friend Chevon Mathes was reporting her missing to Kinston Police on Monday July 18th, detectives say Grant and Amanda Hayes were in Richmond, Texas visiting Amanda’s sister who lives by Oyster Creek.

“It’s believed that the actual homicide actually occurred in North Carolina where the suspects evidently purchases some ice chests, dismembered the body, placed it in the ice chests, acquired a U-Haul trailer, put the ice chests in the trailer and transported her through several states to Fort Bend County where they tossed her remains into Oyster Creek,” said Chief Deputy Craig Brady, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Raleigh Police confirmed the remains found in oyster creek have been positively identified as Laura Ackerson’s.  Dive teams from the sheriff’s office and local fire departments there in Texas continued searching the creek Tuesday for the rest of Ackerson’s remains.  On Monday, they told us they recovered about 60% of her body from the water. 

Grant and Amanda Hayes were brought in separately for their hearing in Wake County Tuesday afternoon.  A judge appointed public defenders for the couple and set their probable cause hearing for August 16th. 

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Man behind bars after 4 hour stand off Domestic dispute leaves man facing felony charges

In domestic law on July 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm

It was also reported that the mother had been battered by the father.

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William Bradley was arrested following four hour stand off with Indiana State Police and the Huntington Police Department early Saturday morning.

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) – A domestic dispute between a Huntington, Indiana couple made for a long night for the Huntington City Police Department; they were called twice before getting an arrest and search warrant and taking a man into custody four hours later.

Police say the initial call came in around 10:30 p.m. Friday about a dispute in at 4497W-200N Lot 85 in Huntington. The caller was a neighbor who said two small children, ages eight and ten, came to the door and reported that their parents were drinking and fighting and that they were concerned for their parent’s welfare.

It was also reported that the mother had been battered by the father.

At the residence police were unable to locate the female victim, but did make arrangements for the kids to be picked up by their biological mother.

olice spoke to William L. Bradley, 40, without the woman present and with no way to contact her.

Then, around 12:32 a.m. Saturday morning police received a second call, this one from the wife. She said her husband had just called her and indicated he had taken a large amount of medication and had a knife and threatened violence to anyone who came to the house, including police.

Police returned to the home and tried

Police spoke to William L. Bradley, 40, without the woman present and with no way to contact her.

Then, around 12:32 a.m. Saturday morning police received a second call, this one from the wife. She said her husband had just called her and indicated he had taken a large amount of medication and had a knife and threatened violence to anyone who came to the house, including police.

Police returned to the home and tried to contact Bradley, but he refused to come to the door or to speak with them.

Officers were able to see Bradley in the bedroom, lying on the bed with a knife. He appeared to be semi-conscious. Police continued trying to get Bradley to come to the door; at one point, he finally got up, closed the window and told the police to leave.

Police secured the perimeter of the home and called for assistance from the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team.

An arrest and search warrant were obtained following a probable cause hearing in Huntington Superior Court.

Two Class D Felony warrants were granted for battery: one was for battery in the presence of a child and the second was battery on a child.

At 4:34 a.m. Saturday Indiana State Police units attempted to again make contact with Mr. Bradley, both by phone and a PA system.

He refused to answer both requests. Police then entered the home and took Bradley into custody without incident.

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Bath salts were found i an the bodies of a Washington state soldier who killed his wifend himself

In domestic law on June 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm

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