Two Charged in Laura Ackerson’s Death

North Carolina police on Monday arrested Grant and Amanda Hayes for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend Laura Ackerson, whose dismembered body was found 1,200 miles away in Texas. Ackerson, 27, was reported missing on July 15 when she failed to pick up her two children from Hayes, with whom she was locked in a custody dispute. Police said they believe Hayes and his wife bought several ice chests and a U-Haul just days after Ackerson disappeared and allegedly used them to transport her body to Texas. Police also recovered a machete from an outhouse near where the Hayes lived.