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Atwater in court on firearm, drug charges

Posted July 11, 2008 1:27 p.m. EDT

— Demario Atwater, charged in the death of Eve Carson, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's former student body president, pleaded not guilty Friday to firearm and drug charges in an unrelated case.

A judge set a trial date for Nov. 17.

Atwater is charged with first-degree murder and other charges related to Carson's March 5 shooting death.

He is being held without bond.