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The_Silent_O
01-15-2008, 07:35 AM
This could be a TV Crime Show ... too bad it is not.

In this story, there will be no winners. It's just sad, pitiful and embarrassing.

Reward Posted for Marine Murder Suspect (http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=4130098&page=1)

Is this getting attention across the pond(s)?

bunkerratt
01-15-2008, 08:45 AM
if and when they find him ....i hope they shoot him...it's still an option

Celeon999
01-15-2008, 09:18 AM
I catched half of the story in the news today and saw the photo of the marine but could'nt get what happened as i missed the important parts.

Foehammer-1
01-16-2008, 09:30 AM
Originally posted by bunkerratt:
if and when they find him ....i hope they shoot him...it's still an option

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif Agreed

Kaiser_W
01-19-2008, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by The_Silent_O:
This could be a TV Crime Show ... too bad it is not.

In this story, there will be no winners. It's just sad, pitiful and embarrassing.

Reward Posted for Marine Murder Suspect (http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=4130098&page=1)

Is this getting attention across the pond(s)?


I'm certain it will be featured on NCIS, maybe next season. Law and Order likes to rip stuff from the headlines too.

Celeon999
04-11-2008, 05:35 AM
They got him


Article (http://www.newsobserver.com/2768/story/1033188.html)

The_Silent_O
04-11-2008, 06:13 AM
Yes, I noticed that this morning one somebody's paper as I was riding into work on the metro...I meant to follow up on the story while at work.

Good job for the Mexican Authorities and our FBI.

...Now, this raises another question...I wonder if the Mexican government will make provisions for his extradition??? No Death Penalty???

Celeon may be familiar that the German government has pevented extradition on these grounds.

I do believe that there is a former American Soldier still serving time in a German prison for the murder of an American Girl in Germany. The Germans kept jurisdiction on that case in order to protect the soldier from the threat of death penalty. I'll have to do some research...?

International law and diplomacy, always interesting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Ronin_32
04-11-2008, 06:17 AM
I always thought getting to Mexico meant you were pretty much free, have the Mexicans and FBI working together to catch U.S. fugitives for a long time now?

The_Silent_O
04-11-2008, 07:56 AM
As expected:


Onslow County District Attorney Dewey Hudson has agreed not to seek the death penalty in exchange for cooperation in the extradition of Laurean were he to be captured in Mexico, which has traditionally refused to return American fugitives to the United States without such a promise. A contested extradition to the United States from Mexico has been known to take up to a year or more.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/FedCrimes/story?id=4631879&page=1

...methinks he shouldn't have spent so much money on his tattoos...dead giveaway (no pun intended)

cwhense
04-11-2008, 10:23 AM
Well I think desertion in a time of war,I think the death penalty cold apply also.

So far nothing has been said what the Corp's is going to charge him with. They may just wait till he is back in the states and charge him then.

I am surpised that the Corps are letting the state file the charges on this as both were Corp members and it happened on base.

The_Silent_O
04-11-2008, 11:35 AM
Originally posted by cwhense:
Well I think desertion in a time of war,I think the death penalty cold apply also.

So far nothing has been said what the Corp's is going to charge him with. They may just wait till he is back in the states and charge him then.

I am surpised that the Corps are letting the state file the charges on this as both were Corp members and it happened on base.

actually as far as we know the crime of murder occurred at Laurean's private residence off post. Therefor the civilian authorities would retain jurisdiction.

Only one soldier in modern US history has been charged with desertion and actually executed for the crime:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desertion#World_War_II

cwhense
04-11-2008, 12:27 PM
yeah but its still an option. But I haven't convicted him yet, as I don't know all the evidence against him, nor do I know what the reasons for him running. I thought they both lived on base my bad there.

I followed the story for awhile but not real close. Being a former Marine myself I as sadden to see anything like this happen. I really breaks my heart for anyone in the service of any one nation to stoop to such crimes, it reflects badly on the service and the nations.

Kaiser_W
04-11-2008, 02:57 PM
I always wonder what these duchebags think that murdering another person will solve. If Laurean is the murderer, his problems just got a whole lot more serious. What was he afraid of? Child support? Don't knock up if you can't man up.