Michael McLellan, 34, of Fairmont was charged Friday, Nov. 7, with 10 felonies for kidnapping, raping and killing 13-year-old Hania Aguilar.
Hania Aguilar, 13, of Lumberton, was outside of her home in Rose Wood Mobile Home Park waiting for her family to come out for school on Nov. 5, when she was kidnapped by McLellan.
On Nov. 28, we wrote a story about McLellan kidnapping and confessing to the murder of Aguilar. The FBI said McLellan was not a person of interest or suspect numerous times at press conferences and that they were still looking for the person responsible. (Click HERE if you missed that)
On Monday, December 10, the Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt threw the FBI and Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeil under the bus when he said that they kept denying our story because they were trying to “build a case beyond a reasonable doubt.”
We here at The North Carolina Beat knew that McLellan was the man responsible and was going to continue put his name out there and expose the lies and cover-ups of law enforcement until he was brought to justice.
During our investigation into McClellan, we found some very strange cases involving him and the District Attorney’s office in Robeson County, but one charge that they dismissed against him was very shocking.
I know I am right when I say that Hania Aguilar would still be alive with us today, had this demonic force been in jail for all the other crimes he’s committed.
The D.A.’S office dismissed an attempted 2nd-degree murder charge against McLellan in 2007. We are still investigating and trying to figure out why the case was dismissed against him.
One local attorney told me that according to the disposition in the file, “It means that the case was dismissed and the DA cannot bring the charges back against the Defendant.”
However, another attorney told us that the case could have been dismissed because of McLellan’s mental incapacity to stand trial.
It’s so damn sickening that if this particular case was dismissed because of his mental incapacity, they may try to pull the same thing in the case of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar.
LOOK AT CASE RECORD BELOW:
Why were these charges dismissed and McLellan allowed to roam free terrorizing the citizens of Robeson County instead of him being sent to Butner or someplace similar? Maybe the District Attorney’s office needs to be held accountable for their part in Hania Aguilar’s murder since they chose to let this monster back into the community knowing what he was capable of.
What are your thoughts about this?