MOYOCK, N.C. (WAVY) - Paul Jandreau's family and friends went to the Currituck Countycourthouse Wednesday morning expecting to see his wife, Lateisha,who is charged in his murder.
The group, including Paul Jandreaus's two daughters, planned towear the shirts bearing his name, picture, and an American flag,into a court hearing for Lateisha. But that did not happenWednesday because the hearing was held unexpectedly on Tuesdayafternoon.
So, there was no face to face encounter, but Jandreau'srelatives are still in Moyock, looking for justice as they grieve.They placed flowers and gifts at the foot of his driveway onArmstead Court.
"He was my best friend, you know," said Linda Soderberg,Jandreau's sister. "He listened and talked to me, and was fun, andfunny. And I'm going to miss his laugh mostly."
Only investigators and crime scene technicians can get anycloser to the house. It has been surrounded by crime scene tapesince Friday night when the family arrived.
"We weren't sure if he was in there or not," said Jandreau'sbrother Michael. "It was still kind of our gut feeling that hestill might be in there."
Jandreau, a 50-year-old Navy retiree and BAE Systems employee,was killed last week. His wife Lateisha, whom investigators saidwas found found her hiding in a closet when they searched the home,has been charged in his murder.
Jandreau's siblings said they never would have expected this.They said the marriage seemed strong.
According to Soderberg, "Lateisha, she just was quiet but superkind in her own way. She just blew all our minds...all our minds,"said Soderberg.
But relatives said recently Jandreau wanted Lateisha to moveout.
"There were many times he asked, many times. And she said shewasn't going to leave," Soderberg said.
"I asked him outright I said, 'Is there any chance ofreconciliation?' and he said 'None.'" said Michael Jandreau.
Friends and relatives wore matching shirts as a tribute to a manwho served his country for 30 years.
"What we wanted to do was communicate that we do need justice toreally close this case," Michael Jandreau said.
A judge set Lateisha's bail at $1 million. She is still beingheld at the Currituck County Detention Facility. Her publicdefender, Jay Hollingsworth declined to comment on the case.
Information on services for Paul Jandreau is below:
The family will receive visitors Friday from 5 - 7:30 p.m. atGraham Funeral Home on Kempsville Road in Chesapeake. The funeralservice will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sovereign Grace Churchat the intersection of Centerville Turnpike and Elbow Road inChesapeake.
Lateisha Jandreau's brother, who police interviewed about thecase Tuesday, took a lie detector test. Investigators say EugeneAskew passed, and is cooperating, but police arrested Askew on anunrelated, outstanding misdemeanor warrant.
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