BLACKSBURG, Va. – A prosecutor says a new preliminary hearing date has been set for two former Virginia Tech students charged in the slaying of a 13-year-old girl.
Prosecutor Mary Pettitt says in an email that the hearing is now scheduled for May 20 in Montgomery County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The hearing originally was set for last Monday, but both sides needed more time.
Eighteen-year-old David Eisenhauer of Columbia, Maryland, is charged with abduction and first-degree murder in Nicole Lovell's late January death. Nineteen-year-old Natalie Keepers of Laurel, Maryland, is charged with accessory before and after the fact and with illegally dumping Nicole's body just across the state line in North Carolina. They remain jailed without bond.
Authorities say Nicole was stabbed.