Michael McLellan indicted on murder charges in death of Hania Aguilar

State - Regional

LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) – Michael McLellan has been indicted on murder charges in the death of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar, according to the Robeson County Clerk of Court.

The indictment came down on May 6. 

According to the indictment, McLellan is charged with:

  • First degree murder
  • First degree force sex offense
  • Statutory sexual offense with person less than 15 years of age
  • Larceny of motor vehicle 
  • Felonious restraint 
  • Abduction of children
  • Concl/fail report death child 
  • First degree forcible rape
  • Statutory rape of child <=15
  • First degree kidnapping 

Aguilar was forced into an idling SUV and kidnapped from a mobile home in Robeson County on November 5, 2018, according to Lumberton police. After weeks of searching, the FBI located the girl’s remains in a body of water off of Wire Grass Road on November 27.

McLellan was charged for Hania’s kidnapping and death on December 8. The press release from the FBI states McLellan was arrested for her murder shortly after forensic test results were processed.

McLellan was already behind bars in Robeson County when the charges in the Aguilar case came down. McLellan had been arrested November 13, 2018 by Fairmont police on unrelated armed robbery and kidnapping charges, warrants confirm.

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