Virginia Tech Students Plotted to Kill 13-Year-Old Nicole Lovell: Prosecutors

Virginia Tech Students Plotted to Kill 13-Year-Old Nicole Lovell: Prosecutors

Virginia Tech Students Plotted to Kill 13-Year-Old Nicole Lovell: Prosecutors

A judge Thursday denied bail for a Virginia Tech coed who's charged with being an accessory in the death of a 13-year-old girl.

Eisenhauer, an 18-year-old freshman engineering student and distance runner at Virginia Tech who graduated from Wilde Lake High School, is jailed without bond on charges of kidnapping and fatally stabbing the 13-year-old girl.

After an extensive search, Nicole's body was found three days later in a wooded area in North Carolina.

Eisenhauer, 18, is charged with abduction and murder. Keepers is charged with accessory before the fact of first-degree murder, concealing a dead body and accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.

She said that she had been seeing a psychiatrist at Virginia Tech and was given medication for depression.

Two college students sat at a fast-food chain restaurant, not to discuss homework, but allegedly to plot the killing of a 13-year-old girl.

"She killed someone she never even met", Montgomery County Commonwealth Attorney Mary Pettitt said in court Thursday, according to NBC affiliate WSLS.

Shackled, handcuffed and wearing orange jail garb, Keepers told the judge she's not getting her full dosage of anti-anxiety medicine in jail.

Police have said Eisenhauer took advantage of a prior connection with Lovell to abduct and kill her. At the time, Keepers was only facing charges of improperly disposing a body and being an accessory after the fact. Authorities say Nicole was stabbed to death the day she disappeared.

Keepers spoke in court as well, telling the judge that she began cutting her own body after being bullied in school, and has been on Prozac and in therapy since then.

Keepers and Eisenhauer planned to take Lovell "to a remote location under the guise of a date", Pettitt said in court, according to the station.

The judge denied the request.

Nicole's parents, David Lovell and Tammy Weeks, attended the hearing but made no comments before leaving for her private funeral. Pettitt said Eisenhauer and Nicole last made contact at 12:39 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27.

He said that his daughter is being kept in solitary confinement at the jail because she is "not street smart" and could be targeted by other inmates.

- Social media's role: A family friend, Stacy Snider, said that shortly before Nicole vanished, the girl showed her 8-year-old twin daughters the Kik Messenger app on her phone, revealing a series of texts and a photo of her "boyfriend", an 18-year-old she called David.

Defense lawyers argued that Keepers' mental health could unravel behind bars.

Eisenhauer and Keepers went to high schools five miles apart in Columbia, a planned community between Baltimore and Washington that's known for highly rated public schools and competitive athletics.

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