Separate trials likely for Carson defendants

April 16, 2009 8:10:51 AM PDT
Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall told Eyewitness News the two defendants in the Eve Carson murder case will likely be tried separately. There is no trial date set for Demario Atwater and Lawrence Lovette, Jr. in connection with the shooting death of UNC student Eve Carson.

Orange County DA Jim Woodall says Atwater will face a federal trial before the state will try him on capital murder charges.

Atwater's federal trial is scheduled to start November 2 and his pre-trial hearing will be held in June. Lovette's case could be tried in the meantime, but no official date has been set.