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Justice for Jaren Lockhart: Accused killers finally indicted

Jaren Lockhart was murdered and dismembered in 2012. Terry Speaks confessed to killing her, admitting that he and his girlfriend Margaret Sanchez dismembered and threw her body parts into the ocean.
Jaren Lockhart was murdered and dismembered in 2012. Terry Speaks confessed to killing her, admitting that he and his girlfriend Margaret Sanchez dismembered and threw her body parts into the ocean.
Jaren Lockhart Facebook provided to the media

It's been longer than two years since Jaren Lockhart walked out of the strip club where she worked, and into the trap set by two alleged killers. Yesterday (Aug. 14) those two killers were finally indicted on charges of murder, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. The alleged killer couple -- Margaret Sanchez and Terry Speaks -- have avoided facing justice all this time, leaving many to wonder if this day was ever going to come. Jaren's loved ones have waited for this day -- and now continue to wait for justice to be served.

Jaren Lockhart was murdered and dismembered in 2012
Jaren Lockhart photo provided to media/Daily Mail

What happened to Jaren is still kind of a mystery, but what is known is that the two allegedly lured her away from her place of employment -- Temptations Gentlemen's Club -- under the guise of paying her for a "private party." She reportedly told her coworkers that she was leaving to "make rent," and that was the last time she was ever seen alive. She was missing for a handful of days before body parts began to wash upon the shores of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Jaren Lockhart died by a single stab wound to her chest, but she was dismembered at her arms and legs. Her head was also removed.

There are a lot of truly strange details in this case, a lot of which can be read here. One of the oddest things that sticks out is the connection Margaret Sanchez has to another gruesome murder in the French Quarter. A friend of hers was murdered and dismembered by her boyfriend back during the initial aftermath of Hurricane Katrina -- and she even appeared on a documentary about the entire thing. It's extremely curious that this young woman would lose one of her close friends in this manner, only to turn around years later and allegedly do the same thing to another young woman with one of her lovers. This kind of indicates that a little bit of beforehand knowledge was had of Jaren's death, even though Speaks and Sanchez were indicted on second-degree murder charges and not first-degree murder.