Man Testifies Murder Suspect Scared Co-defendant Would "Tell Police About Him"

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) -- A friend of Laurence Lovette has told a jury about the time he spent with the defendant as police issued a warrant for his arrest in the death of University of North Carolina student body president Eve Carson.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that 20-year-old Jayson McNeil told jurors that Lovette called him on March 12, the day a warrant was issued for his arrest. McNeil said Lovette was worried that DeMario Atwater would tell police about him.

The 25-year-old Atwater pleaded guilty last year in the case and was sentenced to life in prison.

Carson was shot to death in March 2008. Co-defendant Lovette has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors contend Lovette was Atwater's accomplice.


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  • by Why Post Anything on Dec 14, 2011 at 05:33 PM
    If the Mod doesn't like it, it won't be seen.
  • by sarah Location: goldsboro on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM
    I AGREE>>> A HATE CRIME! What a useless creature! She wanted to pray and he shot her!!!!!!!!!!! DOES NOT DESERVE TO LIVE___ Let him have his final judgement!!!! He needs to "meet his maker" before he sends more before him!!!
  • by Fredo Location: NC on Dec 14, 2011 at 10:40 AM
    I resent the fact that my tax dollars will go toward housing and feeding (and providing cable tv to) this worthless scum bag. I wish I could personally put the needle in his arm.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 06:55 AM
    The idiot should have been afraid to kill someone. STUPID STUPID STUPID. His mother is STUPID TOO.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 08:09 PM
    This animal is the epitome of pure evil.
  • by Remember Eve on Dec 13, 2011 at 08:06 PM
    This was a "hate" murder and should be treated as such.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2011 at 07:39 PM
    Would rather see photos of Eve Carson than this murderous scum. He shot the Duke student he robbed between the eyes.
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