HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -- An Orange County judge has sentenced the younger of the two men convicted of killing the University of North Carolina student body president in 2008 to life in prison.
Judge Allen Baddour sentenced 22-year-old Laurence Lovette on Monday. A state appeals court ordered the resentencing for Lovette, who was 17 years old when Athens native Eve Carson was killed.
Lovette's original sentence was life without parole. Since his first sentencing, a U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that judges must consider mitigating circumstances before sentencing someone under the age of 18 to life without the possibility of parole.
Lovette is also charged in the shooting death of a Duke University graduate student who was found dead inside his apartment in January 2008. That case has not gone to trial.