Judge declines to dismiss case against Lovette in Duke grad student murder

Laurence Lovette Jr. (WTVD)

Laurence Lovette Jr. (WTVD)

DURHAM, N.C. — Superior Court Judge Jim Hardin decline to dismiss the case against murder suspect Laurence Lovette Jr. stating that the defense attorneys failed to prove prosecutors acted improperly on evidence disclosure.

Lovette is on trial for the 2008 murder of Duke graduate student Abhijit Mahato. Investigators said Lovette robbed and fatally shot the student at his Durham apartment.

Lovette is also one of two men convicted of the 2008 killing UNC student body president Eve Carson.

Source: WTVD


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