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  • dougbogard Oct 14, 2013

    A convicted murderer, worried about a fair trial. what about those who will never breathe again. I really don't care about what he wants. I had hoped he would be in line to be executed.
    Instead I get to pay taxes to make sure this clown eats and has his constitutional rights. What a waste of time and money. Society is better without him. This one should be made an example. Make his life end. It will show others on that path that they can not do anything to anyone they want. His death may save others. His death will show society that law rules the land.

  • Paidforalittlewhile Oct 14, 2013

    Fair trial...wow, cannot get a fair trial... wow... po' baby he can't get no fair trial. Okay. Give him a fair trial somewhere else and then let that teller photo of him using her card speak for itself....then when the jury yells GUILTY we can all say he got a fair trial. No appeals.

  • westernwake1 Oct 11, 2013

    It is a shame that Lovette cannot get the death penalty because he was a minor when he committed these murders.

  • flipper59 Oct 11, 2013

    animal

  • ohheels1 Oct 11, 2013

    Oh go cry river to someone who cares...the families you destroyed DON'T! nor does the general public!

  • mfarmer1 Oct 11, 2013

    Denied, Next.

  • sunshine1040 Oct 11, 2013

    Gee did they give his victims a choice of weather they wanted to live or die or where or when? He should have the same rights they did. NONE

  • Scubagirl Oct 11, 2013

    "just from looking at the content of most of these comments: that's the reason his attorney is grasping at straws to get it moved."

    Not ALL of us live here. Folks comment on this site from all over the country.....Just sayin. He want's it moved to Wilmington.....like THAT will help. Just keep it here, quit racking up billable hours and get it over with. I suspect it will be short, and hopefully he will get his 2nd life sentence. He deserves nothing less.

  • Chipperoo Oct 11, 2013

    I am sure that if Eve Carson and Abhijit Mahato could request what they wanted - it would to still be alive. I don't think criminals should be entitled to any requests!

  • wildlifeprocessing Oct 11, 2013

    What is taking so long. I bet the billable hours for this case are staggering. Throw him in jail with the rest of the scum!!

  • Objective Scientist Oct 11, 2013

    Lovette has lost any right to request anything! I fully understand and support the notion of a "fair" trial for everyone... however, Lovette absolutely "deserves" a trial by and his guilt or non-guilt determined by his "peers". His "peers" are in Durham NC!

  • devilblue Oct 11, 2013

    Who cares what he wants!

  • sjb2k1 Oct 11, 2013

    If he's already got LIFE in prison for the FIRST murder... what exactly would be accomplished with this hearing... I don't get it... Could he get the death penalty for the execution of this student...????

    The other person he murdered and that man's family deserve to have justice carried out. And he cannot get the death penalty as the crime was committed when he was under 18.

  • anotherbabyboomer Oct 11, 2013

    I think anybody anywhere would see he is just a cold blooded killer and had no regard for life.

  • Good Bye WRAL Oct 11, 2013

    I think change of venue defeats the purpose of jury of peers. It's another 'precedent' for a specific high profile case(s) and it can now be abused by any attorney to gain an advantage, in this case, an unfair advantage, for their client. I hate to see it, but it's 'allowed'.

  • itsnotmeiswear Oct 11, 2013

    "Life sentence is not life behind bars. A life sentence in the United States is as little as 15 years. 68_dodge_polara"

    Since 1994, Life without parole in NC means you die in prison.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Oct 11, 2013

    r u crazy too - "just from looking at the content of most of these comments: that's the reason his attorney is grasping at straws to get it moved."

    Where does his attorney think he can get this moved IN NC that no one's heard???

  • me2you Oct 11, 2013

    Could you imagine being the loved one of one of his victims. Knowing what he put them through! WOW! Yet he gets to live.

  • ccsloop Oct 11, 2013

    The defense attorney has an obligation to defend to the best of their ability even the worse people. It is not a job I would want to have. Doesn't he already have life in prison for Eve Carson? I think all life without parole are served concurrently :-)

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Oct 11, 2013

    I bet his victim wished he could be anywhere else but where he murdered them too, but he didn't grant them their wish, so why should he be granted his.

  • wbush2 Oct 11, 2013

    What part doesn't he understand he killed two people he will never walk freely on this earth against. He can move this case to Spain it's not going to change

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 11, 2013

    "If he's already got LIFE in prison for the FIRST murder... what exactly would be accomplished with this hearing... I don't get it..."

    Life sentence is not life behind bars. A life sentence in the United States is as little as 15 years.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_imprisonment#Overview_by_jurisdiction

  • A person Oct 11, 2013

    Move it to Raleigh. I would love to be on the jury that convicts him of murder, again.

  • r u crazy too Oct 11, 2013

    just from looking at the content of most of these comments: that's the reason his attorney is grasping at straws to get it moved.

  • Hill55 Oct 11, 2013

    pause to consider - "I'm all for constitutional rights, but where do lawyers get off bypassing a JURY OF YOUR PEERS by removing you from the local jurisdiction?"

    It is called a "change in venue" and it is perfectly acceptable to make this request. Whether the request is granted may be open for debate.

  • Hill55 Oct 11, 2013

    If convicted in Mahato’s death, Lovette could also face a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Oct 11, 2013

    If he's already got LIFE in prison for the FIRST murder... what exactly would be accomplished with this hearing... I don't get it... Could he get the death penalty for the execution of this student...????

  • outhousecat Oct 11, 2013

    Move the trial to the cemetery where the victim is buried. Let the witnesses swear on his tombstone to tell the truth. That's the only way the dead man can testify at the murder trial against the man that killed him.

  • seankelly15 Oct 11, 2013

    pause to consider - "I'm all for constitutional rights, but where do lawyers get off bypassing a JURY OF YOUR PEERS by removing you from the local jurisdiction?"

    It is called a "change in venue" and it is perfectly acceptable to make this request. Whether the request is granted may be open for debate.

  • Good Bye WRAL Oct 11, 2013

    Also, I think his involvement in previous murders has every reason to be included in his trial. There is a reason that a jury can consider a history of violence in JUDGING the defendant. I don't think it's fair to ask a jury to decide the fate of anyone if any relevant criminal history is withheld. I think that is any and all Victim's rights.

  • beachboater Oct 11, 2013

    If he is already in prison for life without the possibility of parole, and if the justice system really means life without the possibility of parole, why bother to try him at all?

    I see no advantage to the taxpayers if a murderer is serving one or two life in prison without the possibility of parole. They would both end at the same time.

    Say they retry him. Say this new charge nets him 20 years with the possibility of parole. That doesn't overrule the first sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    Let him rot. Better yet, send him to GITMO.

  • Good Bye WRAL Oct 11, 2013

    I'm all for constitutional rights, but where do lawyers get off bypassing a JURY OF YOUR PEERS by removing you from the local jurisdiction? It's bad enough that the criminal gets the benefit of every precedent from every collective case in history, but this overt obfuscation of justice by defense attorneys really gets my goat (whatever the heck that means).

  • Stilllearnin Oct 11, 2013

    "If he is already serving life with no chance of parole, why does it matter?"

    It may matter to his family and friends

  • Obamacare is here Oct 11, 2013

    He'll be free if the trial is held in Florida.

  • sjb2k1 Oct 11, 2013

    "We're spending tax-payer money to defend this man who has already been convicted of first-degree murder?!"

    his first victim deserves as much justice as his second victim got.

  • sjb2k1 Oct 11, 2013

    he might deserve the death penalty but he's legally not allowed to be sentenced to it. blame scotus for that.

  • odell Oct 11, 2013

    Where does she want it moved - Argentina?

  • chamtrain Oct 11, 2013

    Karen Bethea-Shields sleeps fine at night. The job of an attorney is to protect the constitutional rights of ALL citizens...not just the ones the public likes or feel deserves it. It is necessary to the effective operation of our judicial system. How would you like it if you were accused of a crime you didn't commit and the public thought you did so the attorney didn't advocate voraciously on your behalf? Insanity.

    Now that being said- this defendant certainly is detestable and I hope he never see's a minute of freedom in his life.

  • itsnotmeiswear Oct 11, 2013

    If he is already serving life with no chance of parole, why does it matter?

  • froggygirl Oct 11, 2013

    luvbailey has it right, even if we see through the delaying tactic. Everyone, from the worst of us to the best of us, deserves a fair trial. Let's get it right and get it over.

  • rachel Oct 11, 2013

    well, it certainly is of paramount importance that we are the epitome of fair to this guy, after all he was very fair in his dealings with the public-NOT

  • Chris_H Oct 11, 2013

    Sorry but that smile on his face while talking to his lawyer - not appropriate.

  • ncrebel Oct 11, 2013

    I do not know how Karen Bethea-Shields sleeps at night.

  • sjb2k1 Oct 11, 2013

    where does she want it moved? he's a convicted murderer...

  • teammugs Oct 11, 2013

    Lovette's not going anywhere...regardless of this outcome, he will spend the rest of his life in jail...we heard all of the apologists for this guy the 1st time through during the Eve Carson trial...make it short, make it fair - and make it over...

  • mattcli Oct 11, 2013

    I would wager the vast majority of the public know absolutely nothing about this case. Nice try though.

  • Naysayer Oct 11, 2013

    Life with no parole can't come fast enough for this monster.

  • luvbailey Oct 11, 2013

    As disgusting as this individual is, if it takes moving the trial to reduces his chances on appeal (after his almost certain conviction) then I say move it. Let's make sure this trial is a "one & done" case.

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 11, 2013

    Doesn't sound like a smart move for him in the long run as if he's convicted in Durham he would serve much time.

  • stymieindurham Oct 11, 2013

    These lawyers!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. Bet she will also try to keep out the fact she was shot in the face with a ahotgun. It might "prejudice" the jury!! Oh, and don't forgeet. YOU (and me) the tax payers are the one's paying this attorney!!!

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