In July 2010, North Carolina was the scene of one of the saddest marriage problems that ended when the wife shot her husband. If the husband’s friends weren’t so dedicated, Lateisha Jandreau might have been able to dispose of the body and get away with murder.
The “Killer Bods: Blood, Sweat, and Tears” show on Investigation Discovery digs deeper into the murder and shows viewers what happened in order. If you’re already interested and want to know all about the case, who did it and where they are now, we’ve got you covered. So let’s jump in.
How did Paul Jandreau die?
Paul Steven Jandreau, who was 51 and had retired from the navy as master chief, worked at BAE Systems, a defense contractor in Norfolk, Virginia. He had a very loyal group of friends who were very instrumental in finding out who killed him. Mike Jandreau, the deceased’s brother, said Paul was “a great guy with a close group of friends”. His friends told him that Paul had met his 38-year-old wife, Lateisha Jandreau, at a kickboxing class. Lateisha was a good athlete, and in June 2010, she won the National American Sports Federation’s North Carolina Bodybuilding Championship. On June 28, 2003, she and Paul were married. Don Roof, who worked with Paul for 3 years, said: “He was a great guy who really cared about his friends.”
Paul was always on time, so when he didn’t show up for work on June 30, 2010, and didn’t even return calls from his friends, they were worried. They called the Currituck County Sheriff’s Department and Deputy Sheriff Lisa Starcher visited Paul’s home at 100 Armstead Court to check on his well-being. She went home around 7:44 a.m., but she couldn’t reach Lateisha. The driveway had Paul’s 2005 GMC Sierra pickup truck. Last but not least, Lateisha was called into work and she returned around 8:30 a.m. to let Starcher check the house. She found nothing strange, but when she returned home later that afternoon, she saw that the windows, which had been open before, were now covered “with a blue tarp, aluminum foil or icing”.
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On July 1, 2010, Starcher and another deputy returned home around 11:40 a.m. to find Paul’s truck full of furniture and a very angry and upset Lateisha. She told officers the last time she spoke to Paul was June 29, 2010. She reportedly said that she and Paul led different lives. Starcher returned to Lateisha’s on July 2, 2010, around 5:30 p.m., as scheduled, but she was not there. Lateisha called 911 to say she was in Chesapeake, Va., but the 911 dispatcher could tell from the location of her cellphone that she was home.
The police thought something was wrong and returned with a search warrant on June 3, 2010, just after midnight. They walked through the garage door and found Lateisha hiding in the back of a closet with clothes and blankets. Officers searched the house thoroughly and found Paul’s body in a large bag. An A.45 caliber handgun was used to shoot him 5 times, once in the stomach, chest, thigh, neck and hand. He also had about 12 cuts on his head which “appeared to have been made by a hard, blunt object like a gun”. The body was wrapped in plastic and taped with duct tape, then put in a holdall and hidden under a pile of garbage in the garage.
Who put Paul Jandreau to death?
Colleagues, neighbors and Paul’s attorney all said that Paul and Lateisha said Paul wanted a divorce. The police took all these statements into account. The attorney and one of his colleagues also said Paul told them he woke up one night to find Lateisha crawling around in his bedroom. He told his lawyer that after that he always locked his bedroom door. Mike, who is also a witness, said Paul told him about his marriage issues and how his wife was cheating on him. The last time they saw each other was in February at the Daytona 500 stock car race. Mike thought back, “He had been talking about getting divorced for weeks. He told me she was cheating on him, and he had proof of it. He said all he needed was for her to leave her home so he could get his life back.
Officers attended Jandreau’s home and found a variety of cleaning supplies. They also said that the hardwood floor in the master bedroom looked like it had been scrubbed. Bullet holes had been filled with putty on the bedroom walls and there were bloodstains on the bedroom carpet. Police also took items from the kitchen such as duct tape, caulk and plastic wrap, as well as spent balls from the scene. A small black bag containing a .45 caliber handgun was found during the search of the two cars in the driveway. Although the gun’s magazine was empty, two other magazines with live ammunition were found. From the driveway I also found a receipt from Lowe’s for a large tote dated July 1, 2010.
What is Lateisha Jandreau doing now?
Lateisha has been charged with first degree murder and theft of a weapon. The trial took place in criminal session in Currituck County Superior Court on September 24, 2012. Lateisha said Paul was a very violent person, and she even said he pointed a gun at her. Lateisha said she did nothing wrong and shot Paul in self-defence, but she admitted lying to deputies about her husband’s whereabouts. But after about two hours of deliberation, the jury found the man guilty. After she was found guilty, on September 28, 2012, Judge Jerry R. Tillett sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of parole. She took her case to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, but the verdict stood. She is in jail at Anson Correctional Facility in Polkton, North Carolina, according to official records.