Elyssa Kucharski charged with murder and crimes against nature

Elyssa Anne Kucharski appears in a booking photo

Elyssa Anne Kucharski appears in a booking photo. (Wilson County Sheriff’s Office)

A North Carolina woman already accused of killing her five-month-old son is now charged with crimes against nature.

In October, Elyssa Anne Kucharski, 27, was charged with one count each of murder, child abuse and concealing or failing to report a death, according to Wilson County court records reviewed by Law&Crime. At the same time, her boyfriend, Taylor Dale Lucas, 33, was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact to murder and one count of concealment or failure to report a death.

This week, Kucharski was indicted on six counts Crimes against nature, court documents show. The Tar Heel State’s vague law creates a felony that criminalizes unspecified crimes against “man or beast.” All appellate case law suggests that the charge is typically brought as an “add-on” in other sex crime cases for almost anything other than heterosexual reproductive sex. accordingly Prof. Jessica Smith, criminal justice scholar at the University of North Carolina.

Olly Dawes

Olly Dawes is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Olly Dawes joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ollydawes@nytimas.com.

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