Skip to comments.Police Capture 2nd Suspect in UNC Student's Slaying
Posted on 03/13/2008 4:26:05 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
Durham, N.C. Heavily armed Durham police, surrounding a house before dawn Thursday, captured the second of two men charged with murder in the shooting of the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Lawrence Alvin Lovette Jr., 17, surrendered to officers from the department's Selective Enforcement Team outside a house on Cook Road at 4:16 a.m. Police had surrounded the house hours before after receiving an anonymous tip through the Durham County Sheriff's Office
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Is he the guy who was in the back seat of the car at the ATM machine?
Talk about stupid criminals. Surveillance cameras all over the place, and they go to the ATM machine virtually undisguised.
No- the one in the backseat is the one they got yesterday. The driver is the one they nabbed this morning.
Yes, you’re right. Very obvious. I am so glad they got these guys and I’m so thankful the police in Alabama got the murderer of Lauren Burk.
I suppose the older one let the 17 yo do the killing knowing full well he would not get the death penalty because he’s just a child! Thank you Supreme Court.
So were either of these young men starving, or homeless, or in depair? Both committed crimes before and were treated very leniently by this justice system that is so unfair to blacks, we hear. They are driven to crime because of poverty and hopelessness. I guess they thought they would be set for life by taking this student’s money.
It just makes me so sick.
Well somehow the wheels of justice don’t roll quite that quickly....and they will not get the death penalty because there is no death penalty right now in NC (not by law but because the NC med association refuses to agree to having a physician at the executions....so all executions have been on hold....for months). (and I wouldn’t go to that stadium event...but I think the parents and friends of Eve should just be given access to the perps for a few minutes.....)
Give them a fair trial. Assuming they are convicted, erect a gallows in downtown Chapel Hill, and have a public hanging. Leave their bodies hanging for 24 hours for all to see.
Finally the Durham police come through...with the help of the Chapel Hill police, the SBI, and the FBI....and whatever tipster decided to throw this “friend” under the bus....for the reward.
And thanks to me too - I am a NC taxpayer some of whose money went towards this reward since it was paid for by UNC....funded by taxpayers. For once a good use of taxpayer dollars, IMHO.
DP in NC?
The problem is....after a fair trial....no harm will come to either of them for a long time...just “hard time” in prison......
The stories have already begun...Lovette’s grandmother is such a sweet lady and Lovette was seen shooting baskets at her house thousands of times (say neighbors)...from yesterday’s reports.
I am sorry for this sweet grandmother.
Her grandson is a devoid killer who is bound not only for a lifetime in prison (if he’s lucky) but for an eternity in hell....
DP? Durham Police?
No mention of gang relationships yet by the reporters....
But FR posters saw the 2nd person in the car at the ATM early in the initial postings on this topic.
And I simply claimed that my bet was the suspects were from Durham....the festering cesspool of criminal activity that overflows its sewage into neighboring towns like Chapel Hill, Raleigh, etc....and that has proven to be true.
Another poster said - the earlier criminal history of both suspects would have likely occurred under (at least partly) the reign of that previous Durham “prosecutor” who spent so much time going after the Duke LaCross non-criminals.....perps like this probably got very little attention...
They killed her because they are everything she was not.
great! Keep the scumbag off the streets for good
Not a hate crime, right.
In fact, we'd be racist to notice.
Because OJ was set up by the man.
Fry 'em both. Regardless of age.
No cheers, unfortunately.
We can hope....but they just keep producing thugs like this - it’s an endless cycle - not just in Durham —— but so MANY are in Durham.
So we might ask why does Durham seem to have a crime culture?
Due to a TOLERANCE of crime / criminals there, IMHO....in the community, in the police force, in the prosecutor’s office (Nifong ran it remember), in the courts there, in the mayor’s office there.
Yes there is a death penalty on the books - however it is INACTIVE because the NC Medical Society refuses to meet the state’s requirement to be forced to have a doctor at the executions.
No doctor. No executions.
Am not sure what that will mean here - if the death penalty can still be found by a jury/judge or not.
Maybe legal eagles from NC can report in on this topic.
how far did they drive from Durham to rob and murder this girl? Do we know yet how it happened? Just guessing but seems maybe she went out to a convenience store and was carjacked
I Texas, it would be a no-brainer.
Glad they got him - best we can hope for is that they either rot in prison, or get taken out by the other prisoners.
I am cautiously optimistic that they will have good cases against these two pieces of vermin and that the investigation wasn’t botched up beyond repair.
Life in prison with no chance of parole or death penalty if available.
I agree with you, but you don’t know Chapel Hill too well. Before it is over there will be crying FOR these killers. Hate to say I went to UNC undergrad and grad...
But.... GO HEELS!!!
Ever notice when thugs are caught they pose for their mug shots with a very defiant look. It looks as if they are proud of what they did, and that they know, in their culture, they are now heros.
Not a hate crime, right.
In fact, we'd be racist to notice.
Once again GMTA. This will never be considered a hate crime, and somehow "they" assume that we -- the schlubs -- will never notice.
I don’t think that I would last 5 minutes as a Cop. I sure wouldn’t tell them to duck when they get in the back seat of the Black and white.
Good questions - don’t know those facts yet....could be. Am sure the case will be laid out with a timeline.
Durham is only 20 mins from Chapel Hill.
2 less scumbags on the street....and one beautiful youg girl wasted.....
But it will not be long before we will be hearing sobs from Chapel Hill - over the misbegotten youth of the two thugs...not of the evil in their hearts, in their souls, in their minds, in their eyes. Pure hatred exudes from them.
Yes - the best thing to say is no more victims for these 2 killers.
Now we’ll see how “justice” is served.....or ignored.
Same here. Atwater did have a bruise, contusion, on his right cheek that showed up in his pictures of his arrest.
Can’t find that picture this morning.
But seems like the police were, um, forceful in his arrest.
Not forceful enough for me.
I know - and thank GOD there is still a state where justice is served....
NC has been in liberal “cry for the criminal” control for many many years....
I know....not really much true justice is there?
At least they are off the streets and cannot kill again.
Our tax dollars will be paying to keep them housed, fed, comfy.
Yes, you could say that she did have a good life. She represents everything that is good in America.
Al Sharpton just called - “No need for my brand of justice here. Let the system do its work.”
You’re exactly right.
And, indeed, GO HEELS!!!
Join you in that cautious optimism.
Life without parole is probably the best we can hope for.
It’s just not enough....I think NC is a state where victims get to sound off against the criminals after the trial is done....if so, they should definitely be allowed to film it.
Agreed....stupidity....and, my bet, high on drugs.
Disgusting animals, aided and abetted by the education system who teach them that American culture is criminal and oppressive and needs to be changed. Aided and abetted by politicians and public figures who gain personal fame and fortune by pimping a race issue that has been resolved if everyone would just be educated that our culture is good and taught to go out and make the most of it.
It sickens me, too. Too stupid to tie their shoes, but know who to target, how to abduct and how to pull the trigger.
I dunno. The one had the brains to shave that poodle pom off the side of his head. (And I'm so disappointed - I thought it was a good look for him!)
Yes - she represented the BEST in America’s youth.
Killed by the WORST in America’s youth.
Not speaking racially at all.
Speaking of CHARACTER, HARD WORK, TALENT, PLANS TO HELP MANKIND.
Dat’s raciss. You raciss.