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Prosecutors: NC woman fed husband's ex to gators, dissolved body in acid

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina woman will spend an extra 20 years behind bars for trying to feed her husband's ex-girlfriend to alligators.

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Amanda Hayes and her husband, Grant Ruffin Hayes III, were convicted of killing and dismembering 27-year-old Laura Ackerson more than three years ago in Raleigh after a long custody dispute over Grant’s two oldest children.

Prosecutors said Ackerson’s body was cut up with a power saw and driven to Amanda’s sister’s house in Texas.

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According to prosecutors, new details show that Amanda tried to dissolve Ackerson’s remains with acid before dumping them into an alligator-infested creek.

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Last week, Amanda was convicted of tampering with evidence and sentenced to an additional 20-year sentence on top of her life sentence in North Carolina.

Grant was sentenced to 13-16 years in prison.

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