According to new information, the two Virginia Tech students involved in the stabbing death of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell planned the murder. David Eisenhauer, 18, and Natalie Keepers, 19, met at a fast-food restaurant to plot the murder of the young girl and afterward purchased cleaning supplies and shovel according to prosecutor Mary Pettitt.
The Miami Herald reports that messages on Lovell’s mobile phone led police to Eisenhauer and Keepers. Eisenhauer is in jail without bond and has been charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder. His accomplice, Keepers, in charged with accessory to kidnapping, murder and improper disposal of a body. Keepers was also denied bond, according to The New York Times.
The New York Times reports that Keepers’ defense attorneys argued that jail would not be good for her mental health. Her defense cited that she had been in therapy and medicated with the drug Prozac, but had not received her proper dosage while under arrest. There were also reports that she was allergic to the food provided in jail.
According to The New York Times, Keepers maintains that she was not with Eisenhauer at the time of the murder. The Virginia prosecutor said in court that Keepers help to load Lovell’s dead body into Eisenhauer’s Lexus and when she was later approached by police attempted to warn Eisenhauer.
Thirteen-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell was a liver-transplant survivor and cancer survivor.
Lovell, according to the NY Times, was most likely stabbed to death the day she disappeared. Thirteen-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell was a liver-transplant survivor and cancer survivor. After receiving a liver-transplant at 10-months-old she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 4. According to the victims mother, she beat incredible odds, but needed daily medication to stay alive.
The results of Lovell’s autopsy will not be available until March.