Arguments Expected To Begin Today In UNC Student Murder, Laurence Alvin Lovette

Opening statements are scheduled in a Hillsborough courtroom for a Durham man accused of killing University of North Carolina student body president Eve Carson.

Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 death of Carson, a native of Athens, Ga. Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Lovette will not face the death penalty because he was a minor at the time of the shooting.

Authorities say Lovette and Demario Atwater kidnapped the 22-year-old student and took her to several ATMs, eventually withdrawing $1,400. Her body was found about a mile from the Chapel Hill campus. She was shot with a handgun and a 12-gauge shotgun.

Last year, Atwater pleaded guilty in the case and was sentenced to two life prison terms.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 at 06:24 PM
    I see comments were deleted that spoke the truth about this piece of feces.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 at 11:32 AM
    Public hangings worked well at reducing serious crime in the past.
  • by Fred Location: NC on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:54 AM
    He needs to be put down not kept around for us to support for the rest of his meaningless life.
  • by fed up on Dec 6, 2011 at 08:44 AM
    After all Obama has given these people they still choose to do wrong.
  • by Sick on Dec 6, 2011 at 07:57 AM
    He is scum! Lock him up for life. I would say fry him but our state has a way of protecting these thugs when they are under 18.
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      by Gary on Dec 6, 2011 at 09:02 AM in reply to Sick
      I agree, Theres no way he could have known he was doing wrong at 17.
  • by Disgusted Location: ENC on Dec 6, 2011 at 07:41 AM
    What is taking so long? Should have just skipped the trial and put this thug where he belongs.......with the rest of his friends!
  • by suzyq on Dec 6, 2011 at 07:41 AM
    scum should have been tried long ago
  • by Gary Location: Winterville on Dec 6, 2011 at 07:29 AM
    Take out the trash y'all

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