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Ackerson's father not buying Amanda Hayes' apology

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RALEIGH, N.C. - The father of a Kinston woman murdered three years ago by her ex-boyfriend and his wife is not buying Amanda Hayes's apology.

She was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Laura Ackerson yesterday.
    
Prosecutors argued the murder was premeditated and tried for a first-degree murder conviction, but the jury found Hayes guilty of the lesser charge.

"What that says is she was not necessarily involved in the first part of it but when she did know about it she didn't do anything to stop it," he told reporters. "She's a manipulator. She's a liar."

Hayes is now facing 13 to 16 and a half years in prison.
    
Grant Hayes was convicted of first-degree murder in September.

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A jury has found Amanda Hayes guilty of second degree murder in the death of Kinston mother Laura Ackerson.

Amanda Hayes sat nearly emotionless in the court-room just over an hour ago as a judge read the verdict.
     
49 witnesses, including Amanda Hayes took the stand over 13 days of testimony and the jury of three men and nine women spent more than 11 hours in deliberations.     
     
She was sentenced to 13 to 16 and a half years in prison.
     
Her husband, Grant Hayes, is already serving life in prison for the crime.
     
Prosecutors say they murdered Ackerson over a child custody dispute.
     
Ackerson was dismembered with a chainsaw and her remains dumped in a Texas creek three years ago.

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