HILLSBOROUGH — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man charged in the shooting death of former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson.
Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall told a judge this morning he plans to seek the execution of 22-year-old Demario James Atwater. Atwater and 17-year-old Laurence Alvin Lovette are charged with first-degree murder in Carson's death. The 22-year-old from Athens, Georgia, was found dead March 5 in a residential street near campus.
Atwater also is charged with first-degree kidnapping, felonious larceny, armed robbery and felonious possession of stolen goods.
The death penalty can't be sought against Lovette because of his age.
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