Convicted Murderer Gets Resentenced

One of two men convicted in the 2008 death of UNC Chapel Hill president Eve Carson was re-sentenced, Monday, received life in prison without the chance for parole.

That's the same sentence 22-year-old Laurence Alvin Lovette was originally given.

A U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it's unconstitutional to give an automatic life sentence to someone who was under the age of 18 at the time of the crime.

However, on Monday the judge again gave Lovette life in prison without parole, saying in court that it was unlikely Lovette would be rehabilitated in prison.

Lovette was 17 when Carson was killed. He was convicted of premeditated murder, kidnapping and robbery.

Lovette is also charged in the shooting death of a Duke University graduate student who was found dead inside his apartment in January 2008. That case has not gone to trial.

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