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Virginia teen girl’s mother faces alleged killer in court

Tammy Weeks, left, the mother of Nicole Lovell, right, is confronted Lovell suspected killer in court Tuesday. David Eisenhauer, left, has been charged in Lovell died.

(Blacksburg Police/AP Photo)

The mother of a young Virginia girl who was allegedly murdered in 2016 by a former Virginia Tech student faced her daughter’s accused killer in court Tuesday as she described how she learned her daughter was missing.

Tammy Weeks, the mother of the 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, told the court 20-year-old David Eisenhauer the murder trial that on the night of Jan. 27, 2016, she went to her daughter’s bedroom, where they found a chest pushed against the door and a window open.

Tammy Weeks, the mother of the victim, Nicole Lovell, reacts to David Eisenhauer the police interview video played in the Montgomery County Circuit Court in There are Va., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.

(Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Weeks she said and she immediately began to call Lovell’s friends, and then drove to a police station. She told the Montgomery County Circuit Court that the next time she saw her daughter — a high school student from Blacksburg, was “in a coffin.”

Eisenhauer, a former engineering student at the prestigious university of Columbia, Maryland, was charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in Lovell died.

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The plaintiffs claim Eisenhauer stabbed Lovell — who he met through instant messaging app Kik — 14 times after the plans of a “secret date,” and cut her throat because he was afraid that his relationship with the underage girl would be exposed.

Eisenhauer DNA was found under Nicole’s fingernails and her blood was found in the trunk of his car, according to the prosecutor.

Eisenhauer, a former engineering student at the prestigious university of Columbia, Maryland, was charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in Lovell died.

(Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

But when Eisenhauer the trial began on Monday, his defense tried to shift the blame to his alleged accomplice, Natalie Keepers, another Virginia Tech student.

“The evidence in the case will be that the presence of someone else in that scene and the presence of someone else, who was very motivated to commit murder will provide you with that reasonable doubt”, Eisenhauer’s attorney John Lichtenstein said.

Eisenhauer’s lawyer told jurors that his client wanted to wipe his phone history clean, but it was Keepers who “wanted to talk” about the killing of Lovell. She was “excited” and “enthusiastic” when they are about the killing of Lovell with Eisenhauer, the lawyer said.

“It was Natalie Keepers who said that they wanted a more permanent solution,” Lichtenstein said.

David Eisenhauer, the defense tried to shift the blame for Nicole Lovell the death of his reach, Natalie Keepers. She was “excited” and “enthusiastic” when they are about the killing of Lovell with Eisenhauer, his lawyer said.

(Blacksburg Police)

Keepers, who are also studying engineering at Virginia Tech, told authorities Eisenhauer claimed he met Lovell at a party and had sex with her, but couldn’t remember because he blacked out. They also said that the police Eisenhauer feared the girl may have been pregnant.

Keepers, of Laurel, Maryland, has been charged as an accessory before the fact in Lovell died.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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