David Eisenhauer found guilty of murder, other charges

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David Eisenhauer, 20, pleaded no contest to murder, kidnapping and concealing a dead body in connection to the murder of Nicole Lovell in 2016.

The plea is not an admission of guilt, but acknowledges that there is sufficient evidence to convince a jury of guilt.

After Eisenhauer entered his no-contest plea on Friday morning, data recovered from his cell phone was presented, and the court found him guilty of three charges he faced.

Tammy Weeks center mother of victim Nicole Lovell reacts to the no contest plea of David Eisenhauer during a hearing in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Christiansburg Va. Friday Feb. 9 2018
Former Virginia Tech student pleads no contest to murder of teen he met online.

Natalie Keepers, who also attended Virginia Tech, has been charged as an accessory and is scheduled to go on trial in September.

Keepers told police she and Eisenhauer talked about various ways to kill the girl and helped dump her body after Eisenhauer stabbed her. Lovell's body was found in Surry County. She insisted that she wasn't present for the actual killing, but Eisenhauer's lawyers suggested she was there and could have been the one who killed Lovell.

Lovell's prosecutor, Mary Pettitt, told the court that the girl met Eisenhauer through Kik, a popular social networking app for teenagers. "I want to be in your life". Prosecutors say that's the day Nicole disappeared after climbing out her window to meet up with Eisenhauer. "I do hope that we have been able to do the best that the justice system can do to provide some resolution and some justice".

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