Man's trial in Duke student death stays in Durham - WRBL

Man's trial in Duke student death stays in Durham

Posted: Updated:
DURHAM, N.C. -

A judge has refused to move the murder trial of a man already serving a life sentence for killing the University of North Carolina student body president in 2008.
    
A lawyer for 23-year-old Laurence Lovette said there had been too much publicity about his client for him to get a fair trial in Durham County for the killing of a Duke University graduate student Abhijit Mahato.
    
Mahato was found shot in the head in his Durham apartment in January 2008, less than two months before authorities say Lovette killed UNC-Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson during a robbery. Lovette is serving a life sentence after he was convicted in Carson's death.
    
The judge also announced Wednesday that Lovette trial in Mahato's death will start in July.

Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.