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Former VA Tech Student Sentenced For Role In Death Of Teen

Natalie Keepers Headed To Prison

November 27, 2018 - 4:41 pm

Richmond, VA (WRVA) -

David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers are both from Maryland and both were freshmen at VA Tech when 13 year old Nicole Lovell was murdered.

Eisenhauer had established a physical relationship with the child and reportedly killed her over fear that others would learn of their relationship.

Lovell was found dead in North Carolina having been stabbed 14 times.

Eisenhauer pled no contest to charges of first degree murder and concealing a body. He was sentenced to 50 years in jail.

Natalie Keepers pleaded guilty to the crime of helping to conceal the body of Nicole Lovell after she was dead. She argued before a jury that she was not guilty of being an accessory before the fact.

The jury found her guilty of the crime and recommended 40 years in prison.

Judge Robert Turk followed the guideline and sentenced her to 40 years plus 5 for the concealment after the fact.

The judge said those 5 years could be dropped once Keepers served her 40 years. Keepers will also be on probation for 10 years after being released. 

She can have no contact with the Lovell family.