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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  • by devils Location: brew on Sep 24, 2010 at 05:20 AM
    Lawyers are the creaters of this corrupt,expensive justice system!!!Lawyers are from the loins of the DEVIL and his evil desire,is to cause pain!!!The evil among us can't be vanquished,because he is protected by(LAWS)!!!
  • by Fed Up Location: Greenville on Sep 24, 2010 at 04:36 AM
    I agree that he should be put to death. NO reason for the tax payers to prop this thug up for the rest of his life. I know he's in prison and can't go out or anything but hey, he made that choice and Eve Carson had no choice. She's dead. Gone never to get married, have kids and see her family. Justice for her is he should have gotten death.
  • by to: For all the people Location: Washington on Sep 23, 2010 at 09:31 PM
    For all the People: Do you know who is God? do you ever saw him or spoke to him? did he tell you what you posted? I am so tired of reading all this posts about you people. This GUY needs to get the death penalty and be put on the electric chair within the next day's ! Eve Carson had a right to live like everyone ells. As long as we feed and house this killers there will be no end. How many homeless, and elderly people can be helped with that money he cost us to feed and take care of him? What a waste of money. I was going to church for many years but quit going because of people like you.
  • by Matt Location: enc on Sep 23, 2010 at 08:33 PM
    Let me have him for 10 minuets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Sep 23, 2010 at 03:24 PM
    He admitted to killing her?! He got life because our government is afraid of stepping on someone's toes by giving anybody the death penalty. What good will this thug do being alive? Absolutely nothing. I hope there is a lot more people upset that he got life than it would have been if he would have received the death penalty.
  • by For all the people on Sep 23, 2010 at 02:44 PM
    who think they know GOD. The day Eve Carson died was her time on this earth. She was not destined to do anything else she did what she suppose have done, when the day came for GOD to call her home she went home. When it is your time to go you go. Or everybody who has been shot, stab, or almost beaten to death would be dead. Stop saying she could have been this or that her time on earth was up and now she is with the Lord working for him. And she is happy.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 23, 2010 at 02:37 PM
    They gave him life, because they don't know if he is guilty. Did they do DNA to match him with the evidence?
  • by truthful american Location: nc on Sep 23, 2010 at 01:56 PM
    Thank goodness I won't have to be keeping up this thug much longer. I am sure my tax money has supported him the majority of his life. Until we stop rewarding people that don't work by keeping them up then this kind of thing will continue.
  • by Storm Location: Chocowinity on Sep 23, 2010 at 01:55 PM
    Capital punishment would take care of the REPEAT offenders like the mama's boy who is upset that her son was labeled Greenville's most dangerous. But until our laws allow otherwise a life sentence will keep my daughter safe from at least one offender.
  • by Karen Location: Greensboro on Sep 23, 2010 at 01:49 PM
    I dont know her family but I pray for them everyday.
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