Man Accused Of Murdering Eve Carson Requests Out-Of-State Trial

Lawyers for one of the two men accused of murdering the student body president at the University Of North Carolina is requesting the trial be moved out of state.

Demario Atwater is accused of murdering Eve Carson in March of 2008. His lawyer filed a motion Tuesday to move Atwater's federal trial to another state. The motion says the jury pool anywhere in North Carolina would be tainted. Atwater is scheduled to go on trial for Carson's death in May.

Laurence Lovette Junior is also charged in her death.


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  • by CeeCee Location: MA on Dec 24, 2009 at 08:39 PM
    They can't hide from their murder of an innocent. Move anywhere: it doesn't matter. They killed. Move them makes only the difference between life in prison or death. Either way, they'll suffer as they made Eve & her family suffer.
  • by S Location: ENC on Dec 22, 2009 at 05:51 PM
    I watched on old western movie on TV recently & because the criminal had killed a citizen ,the judge tried him swiftly and the sheriff hung him publicly with the whole town in attendance...,As I watched I could only think about how fitting that scenario would be to Eve Carson's parents & friends...These two lowlifes are a total waste of breath & they deserve to die slowly and painfully after a swift trial by Eve's peers....If only we could go back to the old days when justice was administered swiftly & fairly...maybe we wouldn't have the crime rate we have in our so-called advanced "modern" society...
  • by fed up Location: aurora on Dec 22, 2009 at 05:06 PM
    they never ask EVE if she wanted to be taken out of state to be murdered. Law says jury of your peers. their peers are here in east carolina. Eve didn't get a chance defend herself, why should they.
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Dec 22, 2009 at 07:07 AM
    The victims no longer speaks. Why are these fellas given choices? These boys committed these crimes in cold blood. Now, it's their turn. Let them stay and pay the piper.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2009 at 05:42 AM
    It's more than obvious that this was a hate crime. It's also more than obvious why it isn't being prosecuted as a hate crime. Furthermore, we all know why WITN isn't asking the obvious question, "why is this not considered a hate crime?" So WITN why wont you ask the hard question????
  • by T Location: Gville on Dec 21, 2009 at 04:19 AM
    I think that the Murder happened in NC it should stay in NC however like other's have said there will be UNC fans in any state you go to and maybe the judge will send them somewhere that offers the death penalty.
  • by Fiona Location: Jamesville on Dec 21, 2009 at 03:15 AM
    I agree, send them to Texas, justice will certainly be done there. NC needs to reinstate the Death Penalty!!
  • by Open Carry Location: Washington on Dec 17, 2009 at 10:11 AM
    Although we all need to remember that in the US, all suspects are innocent until proven guilty, I have no problem with seeing these guys tried in NC. NC needs to lift it's moratorium on Capitol Punishment. If more of these thugs knew there might be a lethal injection in their future when they murder innocent people, perhaps they would reconsider their actions... NC needs to reinstate the Death Penalty. Call or write your state representatives TODAY.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Dec 17, 2009 at 02:20 AM
    Justice for her and her family right where it happened. Don't be like ALL NEWS MEDIA and try to hide something or sway public opinion with a misleading story.
  • by Kelly Location: Lenoir Co on Dec 16, 2009 at 09:22 PM
    Cactus from Starbane: You changed my mind. Send them to Texas.
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