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.