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DA: Investigators still unsure on shooter in Duke student death

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DURHAM (AP) -- A Durham County prosecutor says investigators still don't know for sure who pulled the trigger in the fatal shooting death of a Duke University graduate student. Assistant prosecutor Tracey Cline said Thursday investigators used ballistic evidence to track down a suspect in the robbery and slaying of Abhijit Mahato. She said witnesses in other armed robberies said that co-defendant Stephen Oates was the shooter in those cases. Investigators tied co-defendant Laurence Lovette to the case through Mahato's cell phone, which was used on the night of his death to call several of Lovette's friends. She also said the 17-year-old had some of Mahato's possessions. Lovette is also one of two people charged with murder in the death of University of North Carolina student body president Eve Carson. Police have not said who pulled the trigger in her death. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!! BOTH OF THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE VICTIMS OF MURDEROUS LOW-LIFE SHOULD STILL BE ALIVE. WHAT A TRAGEDY!!! WHERE ARE THE EXCUSES FROM THE AL SHARPTON AND JESSE JACKSON'S RAINBOW COALITION??? WHEN AN INNOCENTLIFE IS TAKEN THERE SHOULD BE NO LONG AND KNOCK DOWN DRAGGED OUT SENTENCE OR ANY LIFE IMPRISONMENT TO HOUSE AND FEED SOMEONE WHO PURPOSELY STOLE AND TOOK A LIFE FOR NO GOOD REASON ON THIS EARTH. WAKE UP AND MARCH IN THE STREETS OVER THE LIFE OF THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT AND THE STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT. WHAT A DISGRACE. WE WANT IRAQ TO HAVE A PEACEFUL LIFE WITH DEMOCRACY LIKE WE HAVE - AND THE VIOLENT CRIME AND HIGHWAY DEATHS AND ALCOHOL RELATED ACCIDENTS, AND DOMESTIC TROUBLES???????? WAKE UP U.S.

Who CARES who the shooter was?

Deny any motion for severence, try them together, and prosecute both of them under the felony-murder statute. Motions for severence have become as abused as plea bargains. We had a pregnant sailor gang-raped and killed in Norfolk, and by the time five separate trials were held, mysteriously, not one of them had raped and killed her.