Jury seated in Nicole Lovell murder trial

Trial set to begin at 1 p.m.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. – Jury selection happened Monday in trial for the man accused of killing 13-year-old Nicole Lovell.

The trial is scheduled to begin at 1 pm. Tuesday.

David Eisenhauer, 20, is charged with first-degree murder, abduction and concealing a dead body. He pleaded not guilty on all charges on Monday. 

About 170 jurors have were brought in as the two sides look to whittle that down to 12 people with two alternates.

By the end of Monday's proceedings, a jury of eight women and six men, which includes the two alternates, was selected.

The defense filed a motion to dismiss one of the jurors because she was a juror in a murder trial in West Virginia 20 years ago and that jury found the accused guilty. The judge denied that motion.


The defense will call nine witnesses and Natalie Keepers will be one of them. Keepers is charged with being an accessory before the fact to murder and with concealing a body.

Lovell was killed Jan. 27, 2016.

Lovell met Eisenhauer, then a Virginia Tech student, at a party, according to statements that Keepers made to investigators. Keepers was also a Tech student at the time.

Worried that he may have had sex with Lovell and that she might be pregnant, Eisenhauer allegedly lured the teen out of her bedroom window, took her to the woods and killed her, Keepers told officers, according to court documents. 

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