Chris Roberts, American Renaissance, March 5, 2020
On March 5, 2008, two black thugs shot and killed white college student Eve Carson in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The crime was seemingly part of a random robbery, as the autopsy revealed no signs of sexual assault, but Miss Carson’s ATM card was used almost immediately after her murder. The killers — Demario James Atwater and Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. — evidently decided to kill her because she had seen their faces. Witnesses testified that right before her end, Miss Carson begged for her life, telling Mr. Atwater and Mr. Lovette that they didn’t have to do what they were doing and that she wanted the three of them to all pray together. Both men shot her a total of five times, all across her body: “the right shoulder, right upper arm, right buttocks and right cheek.” The fatal shot was “with a shotgun to the right temple.”
Miss Carson had been a model citizen, even at her young age. She was her high school class’s valedictorian, was active in social life at her university, and a frequent volunteer.
Her life was extinguished because of that great social ill that our society cannot bring itself to name, much less tame.
Unlike with so many victims in this “undeclared war,” Miss Carson’s death did garner the interest of the mainstream media. The investigation and the fate of the murderers was followed closely by the press, and luckily, there was good news to report.
By the end of March, both Demario James Atwater and Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. had been arrested and indicted for first-degree murder.
In May 2010, Mr. Atwater pleaded guilty in order to avoid a possible death sentence. He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.
In December, 2011, Mr. Lovette’s “not guilty” plea got him nowhere, and he was given the same sentence as his accomplice.
Plenty of similar stories do not result in the same justice.
But despite the attention Miss Carson’s murder received at the time, she has been nearly forgotten now, and we won’t expect the New York Times to mention her 72 times 60 years from now — as it did Emmett Till last year.