Eve Carson killer found not guilty in 2nd murder trial

DURHAM, DURHAM COUNTY - A jury has found Laurence Lovette not guilty in the murder of Duke University graduate student Abhijit Mahato.

The verdict was passed down Tuesday morning in a Durham County courtroom. The jury of 10 women and two men said there was not enough evidence presented by prosecutors to find Lovette guilty of robbery and first-degree murder.

Lovette is already serving a life sentence for the murder of UNC-Chapel Hill Student Body President Eve Carson. Mahato was killed in January of 2008; Carson was murdered the following March.

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