Prosecutors Get OK From A.G. Mukasey to Seek Death Penalty in 2008 Slaying of UNC-Chapel Hill Student

Eve Carson/university photo
Eve Carson/university photo

By Anne Blythe
Raleigh News&Observer
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Four days before the presidential transfer of power, the U.S. attorney general authorized federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty in their carjacking and firearm cases against Demario Atwater.
Atwater, 22, is one of two suspects accused of kidnapping and murdering Eve Carson, the admired UNC-Chapel Hill student body president found shot to death in March of last year.

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