Woman convicted for the use of acid and alligators to hide a corpse
A North Carolina woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for tampering with evidence, or in this case, the corpse of her husband’s ex-girlfriend. She and her husband allegedly used acid and alligators in an attempt to hide the dead body.
A woman, where the time for the murder of her husband’s ex-girlfriend was convicted in a separate case last week of tampering with evidence, with the help of acid, and alligators in an attempt to get rid of the body of the victim.
Amanda Hayes, 46, was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week for tampering with evidence – or in this case, the corpse of her husband, the ex-girlfriend of 27-year-old Laura Ackerson – the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday.
In 2011, Hayes and her husband Grant killed Ackerson at their home in Raleigh, North Carolina, before dismembering her and transporting her body parts in coolers to Hayes’ sister’s home in Richmond, Texas, according to the district attorney’s office.
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“One time in Richmond, the couple attempted to use hydrochloric acid to destroy Ackerson’s body. If that doesn’t work, they took a boat to Oyster Creek and dumped Laura’s parts of the body in the water with the hopes that alligators would eat her remains,” the statement reads.
Hayes and her husband were convicted in 2014 killing and dismembering Ackerson. Hayes is already serving a 13 – to 16-year sentence in North Carolina after being convicted of second-degree murder, while Grant is where the life in the prison.
Ackerson was in a custody battle with Grant around the time of her murder, WRAL News reported in 2011.
In her defense, Hayes testified that “they do not kill Ackerson and only helped get rid of her body in Texas because her husband threatened her if she does not help.”
Judge Maggie Jaramillo later sentenced to the maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.”
Hayes is the building to serve the next sentence her to jail time in North Carolina, in the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office said.
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“The jury’s verdict was quick and to the court, the sentence adequately hard,” lead prosecutor Amanda Bolin said in an online statement. “Laura Ackerson of the family can be assured that Amanda Hayes will be punished for its barbaric behaviour – whether in North Carolina or in the state of Texas.”
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.