New Charge In Carson Case

A 22-year-old man accused of helping kill University of North Carolina student body president Eve Carson is to go before a judge on federal charges from a superseding indictment.

Demario Atwater, who is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, already faced several federal charges, including one count of carjacking resulting in death, and carrying and using firearms during and in relation to carjacking, both of which could see him sentenced to death. The superseding indictment included a kidnapping charge.

Atwater and 18-year-old Laurence Lovette face state murder charges in the March 5 death of 22-year-old Eve Carson of Athens, Ga. She had been shot five times, including once with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Lovette will not face the death penalty in her death because he was under 18 when Carson was killed.

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