Murder Trial For UNC Student Body President Killing Nears End

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) -- The conclusion is near in the trial of a man accused of murdering University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson.

Prosecutors rested their case Thursday after calling dozens of witnesses over seven days.

Lawyers for Laurence Lovette offered no defense witnesses, and Judge Allen Baddour scheduled closing arguments for Monday.

Lovette is accused of teaming with DeMario Atwater in abducting Athens, Ga. native Carson in March 2008. Investigators say the duo forced her to withdraw $1,400 from automated teller machines in Chapel Hill and Durham before shooting her to death.

Lovette has pleaded not guilty.

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


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  • by Henry Location: Wilson on Dec 26, 2011 at 05:59 AM
    Regardless of what her family believes, these animals need to be removed from society and the burden that is placed upon all of us both financially and mentally.They are animals and nothing more.Spirituality is a concept that has no place in the public realm of punishment for crimes and logical approach to dealing with this scourge is needed. The data is so flawed dealing with this issues do not even mention it. Hang em high.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 at 10:57 AM
    Her dad said something about not being bitter... Reflects the same Christian spirit Eve Carson had about her. Personally, would gladly hang both of them in downtown Durham without any reservation whatsoever. If you go to YouTube and enter her name there are numerous videos to see. This one is most likely guilty of killing a Duke student also prior to killing Eve.
  • by CJ on Dec 16, 2011 at 09:44 AM
    I think it is time for NC to form a state wide GANG ELIMINATION squad. These amoral thugs need to be hunted and caged before they KILL. If someone is a gang member or even pretending to be gang member, we need them CAGED! I wonder when the NC STATE victim was murdered was the FBI called in immediately? Why don't we have a STATE level ARMED FORCE ready to root out this element from our midst? Eve Carson's death should have struck a nerve and led to a public cry to RID OUR STREETS of GANG THUGS. Why didn't it? Who has to die before our Assembly acts?
  • by country boy Location: havelock on Dec 16, 2011 at 09:36 AM
    Joe, are you really serious that it is the banks' fault these murders occur, you must be a liberal or just mentally unstable. Look at who commits most of these murders, that is the problem, not the banks.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 at 09:06 AM
    Laurence Lovette rot in hell
  • by me Location: Bayboro on Dec 16, 2011 at 07:36 AM
    This low life deserves no life. Death and Hell real quick. They live off us in prison or medicaid and welfare. Time to stop. Vote someone in that will stand up to the horrible give away programs. Make them work and if they rob and kill put them away for life or put them to death.
  • by Rest in Peace on Dec 16, 2011 at 05:37 AM
    I hope Eve's family know that everyone is on their side and thinking about them!
  • by patti Location: gvlle on Dec 16, 2011 at 04:54 AM
    To the obamanot I bet your ouse so default and nasty can't get in it.. low life our president is well put together and you know this..very intelligent handsome and knows it all..don't hate
    • reply
      by Joe on Dec 16, 2011 at 07:29 AM in reply to patti
      Is that written in English or Obamics? You and your prez are worthless. Chew on that if you're not chewing on a doughnut right now.
    • reply
      by obamanot on Dec 16, 2011 at 09:20 AM in reply to patti
      Huh?Somebody please translate.
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      by Britt on Dec 16, 2011 at 09:27 AM in reply to patti
      Joe said it all... Obama is the most disgusting and vile person to ever enter the White House. Its an embarrassment to our country and to all of the people in the USA. Hopefully there will be free fried chicken and watermelon being handed out nation wide the last day of voting in 2012, I'm sure that would make a dent in the amount of votes he receives.
  • by porkchop Location: g'ville on Dec 16, 2011 at 04:27 AM
    Catch, convict, inject.
  • by me Location: Bayboro on Dec 15, 2011 at 08:34 PM
    Can't get the death penalty because he is black. But for sure God can send him to hell and no governor can stop it.Death will pay everyone a visit and then you answer to God.
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