Prosecutors say murder suspect Lovette took victim to ATM before shooting him
DURHAM — Lawyers are making their closing arguments Monday in the second murder trial for Laurence Lovette.
Already convicted in the brutal murder of UNC student body president Eve Carson in March, 2008, Lovette is also accused of killing Duke University graduate student Abhijit Mahato the previous January.
Prosecutors allege Lovette took Mahato to ATMs to withdraw money from his bank account before taking him back to his home and shooting him between the eyes with a 9mm pistol.
Lovette and Demario Atwater are already serving life sentences for the Carson killing.
During this trial, prosecutors have pointed out similarities between the cases – including that both victims were driven to ATMs to clean out their bank accounts before they were murdered.