Ex-Virginia Tech student to be sentenced in girl's killing

June 25, 2018 - 11:52 pm

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech student convicted of killing a 13-year-old girl to hide his relationship with her is facing a lengthy prison sentence.

A two-day sentencing hearing for David Eisenhauer is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Eisenhauer pleaded no contest in the 2016 stabbing death of Nicole Lovell, a 7th-grader from Blacksburg.

Prosecutors said Eisenhauer told his alleged accomplice, Natalie Keepers, that he may have had sex with Lovell at a party, but couldn't remember because he blacked out and woke up later in a ditch.

Keepers is scheduled to stand trial in September on charges of being an accessory before the fact and concealing a body.

When Eisenhauer entered his plea in February, Judge Robert Turk said he faces a sentence of up to life, plus 15 years.

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