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Raleigh couple headed for hearing in death of mom


RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A couple accused in the death of a Kinston woman are scheduled for their first appearance before a judge.

A court clerk said Grant Hayes and Amanda Hayes will appear at the Wake County Public Safety Center at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The two are charged in the death of 27-year-old Laura Jean Ackerson, an ex-girlfriend of Grant Hayes and the mother of two of his children.

The couple is accused of killing Ackerman July 13 and taking her dismembered body to Texas.

Raleigh police worked with officers in Fort Bend County, TX, to recover body parts from a creek that have been tentatively identified as Ackerson's.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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