THERE, Va. Two years after the killing of a 13-year-old girl, members of the jury in the murder trial of a former Virginia Tech student expecting to hear of her death.
Opening statements are scheduled on Tuesday afternoon in the trial of David Eisenhauer. The former engineering student is accused of stabbing Nicole Lovell and cutting her throat after she climbed out of her bedroom window to meet him.
Prosecutors say Lovell and Eisenhauer had developed a relationship through the instant messaging app Kik.
Natalie Keepers, also an engineering student at Virginia Tech, told the police Eisenhauer claimed he met Lovell at a party and had sex with her, but could not remember because he blacked out.
Keepers has been charged as an accessory and is scheduled to go on trial in September.