Ex-Virginia Tech student on trial in slaying: jury chosen
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury has been chosen for the trial of a former Virginia Tech student charged with killing a 13-year-old girl.
A jury of eight women and six men — including two alternates — was chosen Monday in the trial of David Eisenhauer. He’s charged in the stabbing death of Nicole Lovell, of Blacksburg.
Prosecutors say the girl climbed out her bedroom window to meet Eisenhauer in 2016 after the two communicated through an instant messaging app. Her body was found three days later.
Eisenhauer, of Columbia, Maryland, acknowledged meeting her, but told police he left when he saw how young she was.
His friend, Natalie Keepers, told police Eisenhauer killed her to keep her from exposing their inappropriate relationship.
Keepers is scheduled for trial in September on an accessory charge.