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Eve Carson's Killer Gets Second Life Sentence

The man who admitted killing the student body president at the University of North Carolina was sentenced to life in prison on federal charges.

Demario Atwater, of Durham, appeared in federal court Thursday in Winston-Salem to be sentenced on charges that include kidnapping and carjacking resulting in death.

He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges in state court in May.

In both state and federal court, Atwater agreed to plead guilty in exchange for life in prison.

Atwater admitted to shooting Athens, Ga., native Eve Carson in March 2008. Her body was found about a mile from campus in Chapel Hill.

Before sentencing Atwater said he was prepared to put on evidence about his past, but that would have been a waste of time. He said no matter what the sentencing, it's far from what he should receive. "To the Carson's, I just want to say I'm sorry for everything that happened," Atwater told the court.


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