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Both hearings in Nicole Lovell case to be delayed

David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers
David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) -- David Eisenhauer's preliminary hearing scheduled for March 28 is being delayed.

Eisenhauer, the former Virginia Tech Student accused of first-degree murder in the death of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, was scheduled to appear in Montgomery County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Monday.

The defense asked for the continuance and the Commonwealth did not object, according to the clerk's office.

The defense indicated a need for additional preparation time and the Commonwealth indicating that it has not yet received the final Medical Examiner’s report, according to a press release from the commonwealth's attorney's office.

The hearing for Natalie Keepers, the second person facing charges in the case, has also been rescheduled.

Eisenhauer is charged with abduction and first-degree murder in the death of Lovell. Keepers, also a former Virginia Tech student, is charged with accessory before and after the fact to the murder and improper disposal of a body.

A new hearing date has not yet been set, but both Eisenhauer and Keepers remain in jail with no bond.