Laurence Lovette found not guilty in 2008 murder of Duke student


    DURHAM, NC (WTVD) — A Durham jury has found Laurence Lovette not guilty in the murder of Duke University graduate student Abhijit Mahato in January 2008.

    Just after 9 a.m. Wednesday, the jury of 10 women and two men said it unanimously agreed there was not enough evidence presented by prosecutors to find Lovette guilty of robbery and first-degree murder.

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    The announcement brought hugs from defense attorneys and tears from Mahato supporters in the courtroom.

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