Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 13-year-old North Carolina girl faced new charges linked to a 2016 rape, prosecutors announced Monday.
Michael Ray McLellan, 34, appeared in court Monday for both cases, where a judge revoked his bond.
The FBI and Lumberton, N.C., Police Department charged him Saturday with first-degree murder, first-degree forcible rape, statutory rape of a person under 15 years of age or younger, first-degree sexual offense, statutory sex offense with a person 15 years or younger, first-degree kidnapping, felony larceny, felony restraint, abduction of child and concealment of a death for the abduction, sexual assault and killing of Hania Aguilar.
Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt announced the additional charges of rape, burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the unsolved 2016 case.
Speaking during a news conference Monday, Britt said McLellan could face the death penalty for the first-degree murder, but his successor would make that decision.
"I would seek the death penalty in this case," he said.
Hania disappeared Nov. 5 after being forced into a family member's SUV outside her family's home. Searchers found her body three weeks later in the same county from which she was abducted.
Testing from the stolen SUV in which Hania was abducted and from her body led police to arrest McLellan. The cause of her death has not been determined.