The Latest: Jurors hear details of Virginia girl’s slaying

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of a former Virginia Tech student charged with killing a 13-year-old girl (all times local):
1:35 p.m.
A prosecutor has told jurors that a former Virginia Tech student made a “secret date” with a 13-year-old girl and stabbed her 14 times and cut her throat because he was worried about his relationship with the underage girl.
During opening statements Tuesday at the murder trial of David Eisenhauer, Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt told jurors that Eisenhauer had been communicating online with Nicole Lovell for months before he killed her in 2016.
Pettitt said the 18-year-old Eisenhauer had met Lovell at least once before she climbed out her bedroom window to meet him in January 2016. She said he left her in the woods, in the snow, to die after he stabbed her.
Another Virginia Tech student, Natalie Keepers told police Eisenhauer claimed he met Lovell at a party and may have had sex with her, but could not remember because he blacked out.
Keepers has been charged as an accessory and is scheduled to go on trial in September.
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7:15 a.m.
Two years after the killing of a 13-year-old girl, jurors in the murder trial of a former Virginia Tech student are expected to hear details of her death.
Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday afternoon in the trial of David Eisenhauer. The former engineering student is accused of stabbing Nicole Lovell and slitting her throat after she climbed out her bedroom window to meet him.
Prosecutors say Lovell and Eisenhauer had developed a relationship through Kik, an instant messaging app.
Natalie Keepers, also an engineering student at Virginia Tech, told police Eisenhauer claimed he met Lovell at a party and may have had sex with her, but could not remember because he blacked out.
Keepers has been charged as an accessory and is scheduled to go on trial in September.

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