Ex-college students face hearing in slaying of girl, 13

AP News
Posted: May 19, 2016 10:53 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors may reveal more details Friday in the case against two former Virginia Tech students accused of plotting to kidnap and murder a socially awkward 13-year-old girl who authorities say climbed out a window to rendezvous with them after midnight last January.

A hearing for 18-year-old David Eisenhauer and 19-year-old Natalie Keepers is scheduled Friday in Montgomery County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. They are charged in the disappearance and death of seventh-grader Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg.

At a bond hearing in February, prosecutor Mary Pettittt said the students carefully planned to kidnap and kill Lovell, arranging a pre-dawn meeting online after buying cleaning supplies and a shovel at separate Wal-Mart stores

Keepers has denied being present at the killing but allegedly helped Eisenhauer dispose of Nicole's body.