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North Carolina woman convicted of murder gets extra prison time for trying to feed husband’s ex to alligators

September 2, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
North Carolina woman convicted of murder gets extra prison time for trying to feed husband’s ex to alligators

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A North Carolina woman was convicted of murder was handed extra prison time after reportedly trying to feed the remains of her husband’s ex-girlfriend to alligators.

Amanda Perry Hayes, who was found guilty of murder, was ordered to serve additional time for evidence and human corpse tampering in Texas, a press release from the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office revealed.

Hayes’ most recent conviction will add two decades to the 13 to 16-year sentence she was given for second-degree murder.

Prosecutors contended that the 46-year-old and her husband, Grant Hayes, murdered and dismembered his ex-girlfriend, Laura Ackerson, back in 2011 at their apartment in Raleigh.

The couple then brought the body to Richmond, Texas, and tried to dissolve the remains in muriatic acid.

“When that didn’t work, they took a boat onto Oyster Creek and dumped Laura’s body into the water with hopes that alligators would eat her,” the assistant district attorney indicated in a statement.

During sentencing, Amanda Hayes was brought up to the stand and denied any responsibility in Ackerson’s death.

“The verdict was swift and the Court’s sentence was appropriately harsh,” lead prosecutor Amanda Bolin stated. “Ackerson’s family can be assured that Hayes will be punished for all of her barbaric behavior.”

Grant Hayes, who was already serving life behind bars without parole for first-degree murder, will not be prosecuted for disposing of Ackerson’s remains.

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