"I’m still in shock,” Fox News quoted Hunt as saying. “I defended her for years.”
Hunt, who was 17 at the time, noted Stauch insisted on leaving air conditioning running in the van during the trip.
According to Inside Edition, Stauch told a different relative that the suitcase holding the body was full of softballs.
Stauch reported her stepson was missing in January 2020. Bridge inspectors found the boy's body in the Pensacola area two months later.
Father Albert Stauch was away at the time, training in the National Guard.
Hunt noted her mother hinted at suicide at one point, while the family lived in Alaska. But talk of a “last dinner” didn't go beyond words.
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Letiecia Stauch is using an insanity defense in her trial, which is in its third week in Colorado Springs. Defense attorneys claim a traumatic childhood left her with a “psychotic crack.”
Stauch has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder and two tampering counts.
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