Federal Trial In Eve Carson Shooting Set For 2010

A man charged in the shooting death of the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will face trial on federal charges next year.

Multiple media outlets reported that a federal judge ruled Monday that the trial of 22-year-old Demario James Atwater will begin in May 2010.

Defense attorneys had requested more time to prepare for a trial initially scheduled for November.

Atwater faces five federal charges in the death of 22-year-old Eve Carson of Athens, Ga., and prosecutors have filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty.

Carson was found shot to death near campus, and prosecutors say she was kidnapped from her home.

Atwater also faces state charges in the case along with a co-defendant, Laurence Alvin Lovette.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 17, 2009 at 03:13 PM
    Which "death penalty marcher" would like to take this one home with them?
  • by Kevin Location: Kinston on Jun 17, 2009 at 10:27 AM
    Another trial that is not needed. Pretty much caught red handed send them on their way. Why pay all this money for defense and waste tax payey dollars for an open and shut case? There is not enough remorse to change my mind. Death Penalty thumbs up on this one.
  • by So What? on Jun 16, 2009 at 06:30 AM
    Sure, Anonymous. So much equal treatment under the law.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 15, 2009 at 07:54 PM
    Fry 'em - give them the needle - what a horrible thing they did to this young woman.
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