Eve Carson killer makes requests ahead of second murder trial

Laurence Lovette Jr.

Laurence Lovette Jr.

DURHAM, N.C. — The man accused of robbing and fatally shooting a Duke graduate student made a few requests Tuesday ahead of his scheduled murder trial later this summer.

Defense attorneys for Laurence Lovette Jr. have filed new motions requesting the judge limit what potential jurors hear during jury selection.

WTVD is reporting that Lovette is concerned about key witnesses that claim he admitted to robbing and killing Abhijit Mahato in January 2008.

His attorneys contend the witnesses implicated Lovette because of police influence.

Lovette is also asking witnesses in his upcoming trial be sequestered. His attorneys want the witnesses to remain outside the courtroom during the trial until they’re called to testify.

Lovette has maintained his innocence in the death of Abhijit Mahato after entering a not guilty plea last year.

The N.C. Court of Appeals recently upheld Lovette’s life sentence in connection with the shooting death of UNC student Eve Carson in March 2008.

Previously, his defense team expressed concern about pretrial publicity surrounding the Mahato case and Carson’s murder.

Source: WTVD

12 comments

  • j r nance (@rnance1950)

    This Murderer deserves NO Concessions from the court because he’s a Proven Murderer, Fry Him, put him before a Firing Squad or introduce him to a Public Hanging then those of us that would love to watch him die could Tail Gate before during & after the hanging & just make a day of it, in fact Public Hanging should be brought back to North Carolina, its cheaper & sends a cold message to the Wanna-Be Thugs that think they’re all that….I guarantee public displays of hanging would cut the Murder Rate drastically….

  • Espanol

    Why even listen to this piece of trash man…..just fry him or hang him already. He should have zero say in anything…he is a murderer and a guilty one at that! Why let him take another breathe. Eye for an eye!

  • JERRY JACKSON

    AMEN!!!!!, KILL HIM!!! I KNOW IT’S WORRY BUT HE KILL TWO PEOPLE WHAT THE HELL….!!!!

  • its my business

    Sounds like he’s got some pretty good Defese Atorneys to even present these items to the Courts. (all of which should be denied) He needs to face his deamons daily. We must remember, innocent until proven guilty. I hope his requests are denied.

    • tsilver

      Sorry, I’m typing n the dark. (corrected typos) Sounds like he’s got some pretty good Defense Attorneys to even present these items to the Courts. (all of which should be denied) He needs to face his demons daily. We must remember, innocent until proven guilty. I hope his requests are denied, though. IMO

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