A Bitter End: The Murder of Laura Ackerson

//A Bitter End: The Murder of Laura Ackerson

A Bitter End: The Murder of Laura Ackerson

27 year-old Laura Ackerson was last seen on July 13, 2011, after stopping by the home of her ex-partner Grant Hayes and his wife Amanda Hayes.  She was reported missing two days later when she failed to show up for work. On July 20, Ackerson’s Ford Focus was found abandoned near the 5400 block of Summer Manor Lane in Raleigh. Her dismembered remains were found in three separate locations near Richmond, Texas, about 30 miles southwest of Houston. The remains were found near Amanda Hayes’ sister’s home. 
After a long and bitter custody battle over her two young children, Grant and Amanda Hayes plotted and carried out the cold-blooded murder of Laura.  It is believed that the couple wanted Laura out of the way so they could raise the two boys on their own.  Perhaps even more shocking than the murder itself was the horrific mutilation and disposal of Laura’s remains.  In court, Grant and Amanda would each plead their innocence, placing the blame on one another.
Join us for a discussion of a young woman, Laura Ackerson, who chose the wrong man and paid the ultimate price.
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By |2017-04-29T12:56:01-07:00February 28th, 2017|True Crime|1 Comment

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  1. Heather Santellano March 1, 2017 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    I’m glad that you told Laura’s story right after your episode on Susan Smith. Regardless of some poor decision making on Laura’s part she sounds like she was a very loving mother. It was very hard to hear about her unfortunate demise, but I think it was actually harder for me to listen to Susan Smith’s story. Being a parent is hard- I should know (mother of 3), but I will never understand how a mother can take the life of the precious gift that she was given. There are so many wonderful people out there who can’t have kids and long for the beautiful children that parents like Susan destroy. I feel so terrible about Laura and her poor children. I loved your comments on how this father was “creepy” and honestly I think that’s a nice way of putting it. Maybe some day he will make it to that celebrity bunker once aliens take over (what a wacko). Keep up the great work. I look forward to Tuesday’s because of you two!

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