Court to hear Grant Hayes appeal


Source: WTVD

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Court of Appeals is set to hear the case of Grant Hayes Wednesday in the 2011 death and dismemberment of 27-year-old Laura Ackerson.

Hayes is serving a life sentence after his 2013 conviction on a first-degree murder charge. Prosecutors said Hayes and his wife Amanda Smith Hayes killed Ackerson – the mother of two of Grant’s children – and cut up her body before taking it across the country in coolers and dumping it in a Texas creek.

Laura Ackerson of Kinston, NC last seen in Raleigh on July 13. WTVD Photo

Prosecutors said the motive for the killing was a long-running custody dispute over the Hayes/Ackerson children.

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