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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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4 Comments on "Prosecutors to seek death penalty in student president murder"

2015 years 10 months ago

They wiil sit in our system for 5 to 10 years and then maybe they will push the button they will commit many more crimes in prison. There is no dout they are inocent get it over with support the people in the world that apreciate someone elses life!

2015 years 10 months ago

Eve Carson was taken by thrill seeking for fun murderers seeking notches in their psyches. Why excuse one and not the other of two who gave fully of themselves over to such deviltry? They both deserve the death penalty.

2015 years 10 months ago

…this guy is reduced to the punk he really is. He snuffed out the life of a person that was making a positive impact in our society. Eve Carson was doing the right things with her life but fell victim to this evil piece of garbage.

Lethal injection would be letting him off easy. Drop him in the middle of the everglades and let the alligators fight over him.

2015 years 10 months ago

Let me have those two punks. I could always use some SHARK BAIT. It will be a lot less expensive than going to court. I’ll even pay for the gas and not charge the state. It would be my pleasure to take care of these two slowly and with as much pain as possible for what they did to that poor girl.


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