Not Guilty Plea In UNC Student President's Death

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) -- One of two men accused of killing the student body president at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill more than three years ago has pleaded not guilty.
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Twenty-one-year-old Laurence Alvin Lovette of Durham entered the plea Thursday ahead of his trial, set to begin Nov. 28 in Hillsborough.

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.

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 To E on Nov 18, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    Spare me the pomposity and sanctimony. Facts are facts.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2011 at 02:04 PM
    Man, he be innocent. Jus cauz he be black and she be white. Innocent til proven guilty. He didn't do it til a jury say so. dey be lockin him up when he be innocent. law sez he ain't guilty til proven so why he be locked up.
  • by beachbunny on Nov 18, 2011 at 12:16 PM
    ha...ha..ha...he has had enough of prison life and wants out...and trying everything he can
  • by Disgusted Location: ENC on Nov 18, 2011 at 11:57 AM
    I can't believe we even asked him for his plea. He represents the scum of this earth. Rid the earth of this vermin immediately. Sounds like he isn't liking his life behind bars.......too bad, thug, suffer!!!
  • by george Location: graham on Nov 18, 2011 at 11:37 AM
    What if she was black and they were white? Jackson and Sharpeton would be all over it. Eye for and eye. Kill them both. People have gotten the same sentence for alot less. As long as scum knows that there is a possibility of getting away with these type of crimes, it wont stop.
  • by E Location: Washington on Nov 18, 2011 at 10:40 AM
    My daughter was an acquaintance of Eve. Eve would be the first person to protest such an obvious case of racism as the first poster
  • by Remember Eve Carson on Nov 18, 2011 at 10:02 AM
    Eve Carson. A name that should be remembered for all time. She represents the victims of black on white crime, commited for money alone. They didn't know her. They only wanted her money, yet took her life to keep her from indentifying them. A decent white girl is dead now because a couple of young black men wanted some money....And they get to live!
  • by Dean on Nov 18, 2011 at 09:47 AM
    The headline is fine. If he was aqquited the headline would read "not guilty verdict". As it reads now he entered a plea of not guilty.
  • by Just wondering Location: Eastern nc on Nov 18, 2011 at 08:47 AM
    Where does witn come up with their titles to articles. This is very misleading because the way the title is wrote he was found not guilty not that he entered a not guilty plea.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2011 at 08:47 AM
    You need to change headline to "Man pleads not guilty in UNC President's death." As written, it sounds like he has been acquitted.
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