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The Murder of Eve Carson

Background and Recent Developments

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On March 5, 2008, Eve Marie Carson, the popular president of the student body at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was found shot to death laying in the street at an intersection near campus. She had been shot several times including once in the head. Her Toyota Highlander SUV was missing.

Current Developments

Eve Carson's Killer Re-Sentenced
June 4, 2013
A 22-year-old man has been sentenced a second time to life in prison without parole for the murder of a popular University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president in 2008. Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. was again given the no-parole sentence for his part in the murder of Eve Carson.

Previous Developments

Lovette Guilty in Eve Carson Murder
Dec. 20, 2011
A second North Carolina man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson. Laurence Lovette was found guilty today of first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and robbery in the case.

Eve Carson Asked Killers to Pray With Her
Dec. 14, 2011
A North Carolina college student who was abducted by two men while getting into her SUV pleaded for her life and asked her captors to pray with her just before they shot her five times and left her lying in the middle of the street. According to testimony at her murder trial, Eve Carson asked Laurence Lovette and Demario Atwater to pray with her before she died.

Trial Begins in Eve Carson Murder
Dec. 7, 2011
Testimony has begun in the first-degree murder trial of a teen accused of the robbery, kidnapping and death of a popular University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president. Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. is charged with the 2008 murder of Eve Carson.

Atwater Gets Life in Eve Carson Murder
Sept. 24, 2010
A Durham man will spend the rest of his life in federal prison for the death of the popular University of North Carolina student body president. Demario Atwater was sentenced to two life sentences and three 10-year sentences in connection with the 2008 murder of Eve Carson.

Atwater Pleads to State Charges in Eve Carson Case
May 24, 2010
A man who has already pleaded guilty in federal court to charges in connection with the murder of University of North Carolina student body president has now entered guilty pleas in state court to avoid the death penalty. Demario Atwater pleaded guilty to charges of murder, armed robbery and kidnapping in the death of Eve Carson.

Atwater Pleads Guilty in Eve Carson Case
April 19, 2010
One of the suspects arrested for the robbery and murder of the popular University of North Carolina student body president has entered guilty pleas in federal court in an agreement to avoid the death penalty. Demario Atwater, 23, pleaded guilty to carjacking and kidnapping 22-year-old Eve Carson.

Feds to Seek Death Penalty in Eve Carson Case
Jan. 16, 2009
Federal prosecutors have decided to seek the death penalty against a 22-year-old man accused of the carjacking and murder of Eve Carson. Demario James Atwater also faces the death penalty on state charges of first-degree murder, robbery and kidnapping.

Suspect in Eve Carson Case Faces Federal Charges
Nov. 12, 2008
One of the suspects in the murder of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson will be arraigned in federal court on charges that could bring him the death penalty. Demario James Atwater will be charged with carjacking resulting in death.

Student Leader Was Kidnapped, Robbed, Shot
June 27, 2008
Court records released to the press last week shed new light on the shooting death of the popular student body president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rather than a victim of a random carjacking, Eve Carson was kidnapped from her home, taken in her own vehicle to an ATM machine where she was robbed, shot by both assailants and left in the street.

Newspapers Seek Eva Carson Autopsy Results
May 16, 2008
Two newspapers have filed motions requesting that the sealed autopsy results of University of North Carolina student body president Eve Carson be released along with contents of search warrants issued in her murder case. Prosecutors argue releasing the information could hamper the on-going investigation.

Probation Dropped Ball in Eve Carson Case
April 2, 2008
State corrections officials said that an untrained, overwhelmed probation officer was supposed to be supervising the suspect accused of killing University of North Carolina student body president Eve Carson. The new probation officer was handling 127 cases at the time and had never been trained, they said.

UNC Shooting Suspects Slipped Through Cracks
March 14, 2008
Both of the suspects charged with the murder of University of North Carolina student body president Eve Carson were on probation and one of them should have had his probation revoked when he was caught carrying a gun.

Two Charged in Eve Carson's Murder
March 12, 2008
One suspect has been arrested and another remains at large in the robbery and murder of University of North Carolina student body president Eve Carson. Demario James Atwater, 21, was arrested as he left his Durham home after police received a tip from someone who recognized the suspects in surveillance photos.

Police Release Photo of UNC Murder Suspect
March 8, 2008
Authorities have released a photograph of a man using the ATM card of Eve Carson, the University of North Carolina student body president who was found shot to death on a Chapel Hill city street. The photo shows a suspect at a drive-up ATM machine driving what could be Carson's SUV.

Another College Student from Georgia Shot
March 5, 2008
A second university student from Georgia attending college out of state has been shot and killed within 24 hours. Eve Marie Carson, the president of the University of North Carolina student body at Chapel Hill, was found shot to death at an intersection near campus.

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