Law
7:03 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

Lovette Gets Life for Killing Carson

Laurence Lovette will serve the rest of his life behind bars for murdering UNC Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson. On Tuesday Lovette became the second man convicted in the killing. District Attorney Jim Woodall says in the four years since the crime, the Carson case has received attention throughout the country.

Jim Woodall: "I've literally prosecuted thousands of cases. One thing that made this case different is that it was so senseless. And then that Eve had such a bright future. She meant so much to so many people."

Lovette wasn't eligible for the death penalty because he was a minor when the crime happened. Lovette abducted Carson from her home in March, 2008 with DeMario Atwater. He pleaded guilty last year to killing Carson and avoided the death penalty. He is also serving a life sentence.