RALEIGH, N.C. -- Defense attorneys for a man charged in the death of a former University of North Carolina student body president say police beat the suspect after his arrest.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that attorneys for Demario Atwater made the claim to try to block statements Atwater made to police from being introduced at his coming federal trial.
Photographs and videotape of Atwater's arrest show the Durham man with a gash and bruise on his cheek.
Atwater is one of two men accused in the shooting death of 22-year-old Eve Carson of Athens, Ga., in March 2008, but the only one facing trials in both federal and state courts. Atwater could face the death penalty in both cases.
Information from: The News & Observer
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