A Virginia man is set to stand trial beginning next week on charges that he fatally stabbed a 13-year-old girl in 2016.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, David Eisenhauer was 18 when he allegedly murdered Nicole Lovell.
The girl’s nude body was found in January 2016 with a slit throat and covered in stab wounds.
The first-degree murder trial against him is expected to begin Monday at Montgomery County Circuit Court, according to Fox News.
Authorities believe Lovell sneaked out of her bedroom window to meet Eisenhauer on the evening of her death. The suspect was a freshman engineering student at Virginia Tech at the time.
Another former student at the university is charged as an accessory in the girl’s death. Natalie Marie Keepers reportedly told police in a statement her attorneys later attempted to have withdrawn that Eisenhauer thought he might have “hooked up” with Lovell at a party.
She reportedly claimed he was concerned the victim was pregnant.
Police indicate the suspect allegedly told Keepers that the girl threatened suicide if he ignored her.
The woman’s testimony provided gory and detailed allegations against Eisenhauer, including the manner by which the 7th grade student’s throat was slit. Lovell reportedly scratched a scar on her throat, which is where Eisenhauer allegedly cut her.
“David reached back into her throat and pulled,” Keepers told police, according to WSET. From there, she said he held her to the ground and stabbed her multiple times in her chest and stomach.
The trial against Keepers is expected to begin in September.
Nicole Lovell, David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers/Handout and Montgomery County Police Department]