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Old 12-20-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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Eve Carson 11/19/1985 - 3/5/2008




A North Carolina jury, Tuesday, found Laurence Lovette guilty of murdering University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson in 2008, a crime for which he will spend life in prison without parole.

Lovette and Demario Atwater kidnapped Eve Carson at gunpoint in March 2008. They drove in her Toyota Highlander to a nearby automated teller machine. The surveillance camera captured an image of a man witnesses later identified as Lovette using Carson's debit card to withdraw $700, the maximum daily limit on Carson's account.

Prosecutors say they drove to Durham to attempt a withdrawal from another ATM before returning to a secluded neighborhood near the UNC campus. Carson was forced from the car and shot four times with a .25 caliber pistol, according to her autopsy report. She would have still been conscious and aware, the medical examiner testified, when she suffered a last blast to the temple from a sawed-off shotgun.

Her body was left in the street.

Last year Demario Atwater pleaded guilty and accepted a plea deal of life in prison without parole to avoid the death penalty. Lovette was a minor when he committed the crime and not eligible for the death penalty.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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All for 700 bucks cash money.. wow they hit the jackpot..
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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Thank God this jury got this one right. I can't even believe he plead not guilty. Many thanks to the prosecution team, judge and jurors.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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This was, to me, especially horrible and stupid. She was a lovely lady.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:16 AM
 
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Thank God this jury got this one right. I can't even believe he plead not guilty. Many thanks to the prosecution team, judge and jurors.
Defendants are always supposed to plead "not guilty" in a criminal case even if it's 99.99% clear that they committed the offense(s) they're being accused of. This is done so that the legal process can get started and so that plea talks can get underway, which usually occurs during the pre-trial conference. 90% of criminal cases get resolved before they reach the trial phase.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Defendants are always supposed to plead "not guilty" in a criminal case even if it's 99.99% clear that they committed the offense(s) they're being accused of. This is done so that the legal process can get started and so that plea talks can get underway, which usually occurs during the pre-trial conference. 90% of criminal cases get resolved before they reach the trial phase.
Yeah, but this one did not get resolved - it went to trial. And they took "special care" in selecting the jury. And the creep was on video and his accomplice had already plead guilty. There was no question of guilt or innocence. He's a suspect in another murder as well.

He intends to appeal this verdict. He doesn't deserve the right to appeal IMO. I don't care what the "justice system" allows. What a waste of a human being.

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Old 12-22-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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Yeah, but this one did not get resolved - it went to trial. And they took "special care" in selecting the jury. And the creep was on video and his accomplice had already plead guilty. There was no question of guilt or innocence. He's a suspect in another murder as well.
Hmm...so you're a racist, I see. I think you've just proven why "special care" was given while selecting a jury.

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Old 12-22-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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Hmm...so you're a racist, I see.
No! Your default assumption is incorrect.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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Okay, not to "de-rail" this thread, but racism does merit discussion in crime

I belong to the human race, and regardless of the skin color of any one, I don't want people who randomly kill free.
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:07 PM
 
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Moderator, pls edit my comment and instead of the asterisks, put "creep" which is not even close to being a strong enough label for this criminal. I never dreamed anyone would assume the asterisks were meant to cover a racial slur. In no way do I want to feed any notion of racism by my comment, even by others' false assumption Or delete my post altogether.
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