Anniversary Of Eve Carson's Death

A ceremony at the University of North Carolina will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of student body president Eve Carson.

Chancellor Holden Thorp will speak and a male student a cappella group will perform at the ceremony, scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at the Pit, on the Chapel Hill campus. The university also has plans for a memorial garden in Carson's name.

The 22-year-old Carson was kidnapped from her home the morning of March 5, 2008, and shot to death in the middle of a residential Chapel Hill street.

One man, 22-year-old Demario James Atwater, faces death on both federal carjacking and state murder charges in Carson's death. Another man, 18-year-old Laurence Lovette, faces murder, but won't
face the death penalty because he was 17 when Carson was killed.


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  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Mar 5, 2009 at 07:29 PM
    Sarah, I see your point of view, but you wouldn't understand unless you were at Carolina. Eve had an impact on so many lives, and there may even be another memorial service for her again next year. The thing about Eve is that she didn't only have an impact on students' lives, but she affected the lives of the faculty and staff as well. As Chancellor Holden Thorp was speaking of the times during which he met with Eve, he was then dean of the school of arts & sciences, many faculty members began reflecting on their encounters with Eve. This is a memorial service that our University, not the state of North Carolina or the United States, but that our University, holds. There may not be a memorial service held every year, but Eve will always be remembered at UNC-Chapel Hill. There is a scholarship in her honor and we have even dedicated the entire month of March to community service in order to commemorate Eve. We will always live out the "Carolina Way". Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices!
  • by Joe Location: Ernul on Mar 5, 2009 at 05:21 PM
    I wonder why certain posts are allowed & others aren't.. Guess WITN is afraid of truth & certain segments of the population
  • by Jimbo Location: NC on Mar 5, 2009 at 02:48 PM
    It's a shame that a person with so much promoise that certainly would have made lasting contributions to society was snuffed out by a couple of no good animals. It's a bigger shame that I and the rest of the NC taxpayers will have to support them for life. There is no point in these two punks living on this earth any longer. They have absolutely no value what so ever. So, yes, Rob these two should be put to death and out of our misery!
  • by Jim Location: Ernul on Mar 5, 2009 at 01:05 PM
    seems to me the reason it's not a hate crime is because of PBM syndrome.
  • by Rob Location: NC on Mar 5, 2009 at 12:50 PM
    The facts speak for themselves. The media and the general public have already been judge, jury, and executioner for the accused.
  • by To Sarah on Mar 5, 2009 at 12:45 PM
    As a graduate of UNC, I understand the family that is formed while in college. This was one of UNC's own. Not only that, but student body president, Morehead Scholar, and shining example of all things Carolina. Why don't YOU organize a memorial service for the soldier you speak of? If it's important to you, do it; just like these students and school leaders (who worked with her on committees and projects) are doing at UNC.
  • by To Rob... on Mar 5, 2009 at 12:41 PM
    You DO know that at least one of these poor helpless victims of society (aka murderers) was directly linked to the murder of a male international grad student at DUKE...Where is your PWG theory now? Don't even get me started on the senselessness of this crime...the number and variety of bullets used, etc.
  • by Bill Location: Tarboro on Mar 5, 2009 at 08:21 AM
    It's really ashamed that they didn't prosecute this as a hate crime because that's exactly what it was. Political correctness kept that from happening!
  • by Sarah Location: Fayetteville, NC on Mar 5, 2009 at 07:45 AM
    ok, I am not being heartless and I am sorry she was killed but why this? There are lots of people killed but we don't give them 1 yr anniversaries. Why don't we give soldiers these ceremonies. There was a soldier who got hung up on 1 of his sgts parachutes so to keep his soldier from dieing he cut himself free, we don't see anniversaries for this bravery.
  • by Rob Location: NC on Mar 5, 2009 at 07:07 AM
    I know that have I caused a lot of controversy with my comments about this case, but the accused are considered guilty until proven innocent(which will never happen)by a mostly white public frothing at the mouth for justice. If I was a defense attorney at trial time, I would ask the court to dismiss ALL charges for violating the defendants' Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights to a fair trial and equal protection under the law. The family could then pursue a wrongful death suit against the defendants, but nothing will bring her back and give so-called "closure".
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