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Man Found Guilty In UNCC Studentís Murder
WSOC TV | March 21,2011

Posted on 03/21/2011 10:30:09 AM PDT by murdoog

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A jury found Mark Carver guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 killing of a local college student.

Carver was convicted in the death of 20-year-old Ira Yarmolenko, a UNC Charlotte student who was found dead near the banks of the Catawba River. Investigators said she was strangled.

He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Jurors began deliberating at about 1:30 p.m. Friday after hearing closing arguments. They reached a verdict shortly before noon on Monday.

Carver’s trial began last Monday. He has said he is innocent. Forensic experts testified that his DNA was found on Yarmolenko's car but not on the drawstring, ribbon and bungee cord used to strangle her.

Yarmolenko's brother, Pavel, thanked the jury after the verdict was announced.

Carver’s cousin, Neal Cassada, was also charged in the case. Cassada's trial came up first, but he suffered a heart attack and died on the eve of his trial. An autopsy showed he died of complications from heart disease.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: irayarmolenko; markcarver
I'm glad this chapter is over. He may yet appeal, but for now I'm going to be happy about this. I still miss Ira though.
1 posted on 03/21/2011 10:30:15 AM PDT by murdoog
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To: murdoog

Did they ever figure out how she got from Charlotte to the Catawba River?


2 posted on 03/21/2011 10:34:31 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: murdoog

Did they ever figure out how she got from Charlotte to the Catawba River?


3 posted on 03/21/2011 10:34:37 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: murdoog

Wow. She was a beautiful girl.

4 posted on 03/21/2011 10:37:06 AM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: personalaccts
Did they ever figure out how she got from Charlotte to the Catawba River?

There seems to be a consensus that she drove there herself to take pictures. I don't even think the defense disagreed with that.

5 posted on 03/21/2011 10:39:37 AM PDT by murdoog
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To: personalaccts

Yes. She was over there working on her photography project. They think she made a picture that the perps thought would get them in trouble so they killed her. Both of these guys were on psycho trophic medications. ie they are mentally unbalanced and let their paranoia over react.

Sex had nothing to do with this apparently.


6 posted on 03/21/2011 10:41:42 AM PDT by I_BE_THE_ONE
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To: xjcsa
She was a beautiful girl

Indeed she was. And incredibly generous and sweet. I am very fortunate to have known her.

7 posted on 03/21/2011 10:48:01 AM PDT by murdoog
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To: murdoog

Link?


8 posted on 03/21/2011 10:52:55 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
Oooops. Here ya go

Man Found Guilty In UNCC Student’s Murder

9 posted on 03/21/2011 10:55:51 AM PDT by murdoog
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To: murdoog

I’m not, she’s dead, why does he get to live?


10 posted on 03/21/2011 10:57:54 AM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: whatisthetruth

I can’t for the life of me figure out why the death penalty isn’t handed out in cases like this.

Now we get to warehouse this oxygen thief for the next forty years.


11 posted on 03/21/2011 11:12:06 AM PDT by DarrellZero
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To: murdoog

I am so sorry about your friend. She was truly a beautiful girl. Prayers for her soul and the family and friends who loved her. I cannot imagine even for a second what her family must be going through during this whole ordeal.


12 posted on 03/21/2011 11:28:28 AM PDT by momtothree
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Sad. NC is becoming a toilet due to liberalism.


13 posted on 03/21/2011 11:29:02 AM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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Wow, I mean wow, the judge and jury must've been on meds.....


14 posted on 03/21/2011 11:32:03 AM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: murdoog
He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Meanwhile, several Liberal organizations, whose sole purpose is to make sure these murders walk free and unharmed amoung us, have set to work tirelessly to open the prison doors to set him free.

15 posted on 03/21/2011 11:34:42 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: xjcsa

That’s the problem. If I were a pretty girl (LOL) I’d paste on a couple of big phony, oozy looking zits every morning and walk around all day drooling through my old nasty looking false yellow teeth all day.


16 posted on 03/21/2011 11:36:29 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: murdoog

Did they ever figure out who the 3rd person’s DNA was?

How did that third person’s DNA stay on her body/murder weapons but the accuseds’ DNA did not, even if she was submerged in the river as the prosecution contends?

There’s something fishy about this case.

I’m sorry about your friend but something doesn’t add up.


17 posted on 03/21/2011 11:39:34 AM PDT by Rammer
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To: DarrellZero
I can’t for the life of me figure out why the death penalty isn’t handed out in cases like this.

Nor I. Several years ago I was in a jury pool for a Charlotte murder case and no death penalty was sought. The circumstances were even more heinous than this one. Two girls were robbed, kidnapped, raped and murdered. The defendant was convicted and got life.

18 posted on 03/21/2011 11:41:25 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: DeFault User

See my post #15. If the death penalty is imposed instead of life without parole there is no chance he will be allowed back into society.


19 posted on 03/21/2011 11:44:38 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: LibWhacker

Actually I’m pretty sure that wasn’t the problem. As far as I know there was no sexual assault so this didn’t seem to be about frustrated desire.


20 posted on 03/21/2011 11:49:20 AM PDT by murdoog
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To: momtothree

I second that emotion. It breaks my heart to see such wonderful and kind young people have their lives snuffed out by psychos like this Carver animal.

In 2006, I read about the death of a beautiful 4 year-old named Lauren Sarene Key. Her father, Cameron Brown, threw her off a cliff (a place I enjoyed visiting when I was in California) to avoid child support. No punishment is too horrible for such a beast.

My only hope is that there is a Heaven, where such wonderful young people can be at peace. May God bless Ira’s family and friends.


21 posted on 03/21/2011 12:18:02 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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I know some parents who lost their children from disease and accident. They are never the “same” people you knew before the death of their children. However, they know that cancer took their child or the car slipped on ice and hit a tree. I cannot even fathom knowing someone killed your child via their own hands and through their own evil deeds. Don’t know how they go on without bitterness?


22 posted on 03/21/2011 12:22:05 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Rammer

I agree with you. You’d like to see more - like a “real reason” rather than some “suggestion” that perhaps 2 old fellas were doing something illicit (which was never proved) and “perhaps” saw her taking a picture of them, and then “possibly” thought to kill her, rather than just take her camera’s film - which someone did anyway. I doubt these two guys could even get the film out of a camera. You said it best - something doesn’t add up. It’s interesting (in a not-good way) though, to see how readily folks jump on the bandwagon, wanting to kill the guy. I can’t imagine being part of this young girl’s family and feeling justice was served. It seems they wanted someone to pay, never mind if it was the right someone...


23 posted on 09/09/2013 3:03:37 PM PDT by jrmd (Something fishy in the river...)
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