12-10-2018 | News
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NC - Judge Denies Bond For Suspect In Hania Aguilar Kidnapping and Murder
The man accused and charged in the gruesome kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar appeared in a Lumberton court for the first time on Monday.
The judge denied 34-year-old Ray McLellan’s request for bond. The defendant was granted bond in October for previous kidnapping and attempted robbery charges. Said bond, however, was revoked during Monday’s hearing for the teen’s kidnapping and murder.
McLellan faces 10 felony charges linked to Aguilar’s kidnapping and murder including first-degree murder, first-degree forcible rape, statutory rape of a person under 15 years of age or younger, first-degree sexual offense, statutory sex offense with a person 15 years or younger, first-degree kidnapping, felony larceny, felony restraint, abduction of a child, concealment of a death.
Aguilar was kidnapped on November 5. The FBI said the teen was horrifically forced into an SUV outside her home in the Rosewood Mobile Home Park. Her body was found only on November 27.
The SUV used in Aguilar’s kidnapping was recovered on November 8. The vehicle underwent a forensic exam at the FBI’s lab located at Quantico near Washington. The North Carolina State Crime Lab also gave information from tests on Aguilar's body on December 7. The FBI says results from the lab tests later led to the arrest of McLellan.
District Attorney Luther Britt expresses his astonishment on the gravity of the crimes combined McLellan is charged with. He said of the possibly first of its kind case: “We’ve certainly had an overwhelming number of murders, an overwhelming number of sexual assault and rapes, but there’s not many- and I stand to be corrected- there’s not many that combine all of the allegations made against Mr. McLellan. “
McLellan for the meantime will be held at a facility in Raleigh, with his next court date scheduled on December 21.
McLellan has a history of committing violent crimes based on jail records from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. He received convictions in Robeson County in 2000. He also had previous convictions in November 2000 and June 2004 of misdemeanor assault on a child, and he was sentenced to probation on both cases.
In 2007, he also served nine years in jail after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and first-degree burglary. He was released on February 9, 2016.
Just this February, he was also convicted of felony breaking and entering larceny of a motor vehicle. He served around four months in jail and was released on June 6. He would have been on parole until March 3 next year, until this new most shocking and horrific new charges for the kidnapping and murder of Aguilar emerged.
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