Trial Starts Today For UNC Student Leader's Death

A man accused of killing the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill more than three years ago is scheduled to go on trial.

Twenty-one-year-old Laurence Alvin Lovette of Durham was set to appear in court Monday in Hillsborough for the hearing of motions, with jury selection slated to begin Tuesday.

Twenty-two-year-old Eve Carson of Athens, Ga., was shot to death on March 5, 2008, after she was abducted and robbed.

Lovette's co-defendant, DeMario Atwater, pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to life in prison.

Lovette has pleaded not guilty.

Investigators say the men abducted Carson and forced her to withdraw $1,400 from automated teller machines before they shot her five times. Her body was found on a Chapel Hill street.

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  • by percy Location: durham,nc on Dec 1, 2011 at 09:03 AM
    they shot that girl five times....thats a punk move............she was A FEMALE.....
  • by day-um on Nov 28, 2011 at 03:19 PM
    This savage doesn't deserve to breathe the same air as normal folks. If he doesn't get the death penalty, I will wager that when some of the inmates get through with him, he will wish he had gotten it. What a filthy stinking lowlife he is.
  • by Kay Location: New Bern on Nov 28, 2011 at 01:11 PM
    sadly, the crime occured in Chapel Hill and they are not fans of the death penalty. Also, I believe that Lovette was not yet 18 when the crime was committed. He should be shown no mercy, such a brutal slaying for no reason - he had no respect for human life. Why should we show respect for his life?
  • by Ryan Location: Havelock on Nov 28, 2011 at 11:24 AM
    Stand right here sir.. put this necklace on... any last words?
  • by Disgusted Location: ENC on Nov 28, 2011 at 08:19 AM
    There isn't a prison filthy enough for this slug! Waste him!
  • by anon Location: wallace on Nov 28, 2011 at 07:52 AM
    pure shame that Eve didn't get all this time this thug has to try and save her own life!!1 thug. i would love to have about 5 minutes with him, just 5!! thug should get the chair!
  • by justiceisnear Location: washington on Nov 28, 2011 at 06:30 AM
    all i can say is that now u have to pay for taking a life no mercy no remorse just like him now reality is about to kick in it has to suck to have ur life in 12 other peoples hand now aftre killing a model student ouch
  • by proracer1949 Location: Greenville on Nov 28, 2011 at 05:55 AM
    I don't know about everyone else but I don't want to pay to keep this punk piece of garbage alive in prison. Give him the needle, what chance did he give Eve?
  • by Gibby Location: chapel hill on Nov 28, 2011 at 05:47 AM
    I knows this boy and his family life was bad and he hangs with the wrong crowd. I hopes one day he knows what a bad thing he done
  • by Ben Location: Kinston on Nov 28, 2011 at 05:13 AM
    This thug should be given the same level of mercy he showed Eve Carson -- none.
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