David Eisenhauer was eighteen years old when he murdered thirteen year old Nicole Madison Lovell. According to court documents David Eisenhauer thought that he may have impregnated the thirteen year old girl so he decided to murder her. Nicole Madison Lovell would be reported missing and her body was found three days later. David Eisenhauer would stab the thirteen year old repeatedly causing her death. This teen killer would plead guilty and would be sentenced to fifty years in prison followed by 25 years of probation
David Eisenhauer 2023 Information
- Personal Information David Edmond Eisenhauer
- Alias: Not Available
- Age/Race/Sex 24/White/Male
- Offender I.D.#1800960
- Location Red Onion State Prison
- Release Date08/22/2059
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A Columbia man was sentenced to 50 years in prison recently in the murder of a 13-year-old girl he reportedly thought he may have impregnated. He could not remember whether he had sex with her because he blacked out and ended up in a ditch, according to the Associated Press; that was what he allegedly told his accomplice, also from Howard County, who will go to trial in September.
David Eisenhauer will serve 50 years in prison for the murder of 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell, who went missing from her family’s apartment in Blacksburg, Virginia, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.
A Virginia judge sentenced him to 60 years for first-degree murder, 10 years for abduction and five years for concealing the girl’s body, according to the Roanoke Times.
Before sentencing, Eisenhauer that he was “sorry for the pain” that his actions caused Lovell and her family, the newspaper reported.
The girl’s remains were found three days after she was reported missing, over the state line in Surry County, N.C.
Eisenhauer pleaded no contest in February after prosecutors presented a week’s worth of evidence against him, including that Lovell’s blood was found in his car and his DNA was discovered under her fingernails, The Washington Post reported. He faced a sentence of up to life plus 15 years for the convictions on counts of first-degree murder, abduction and concealing a dead body, according to the Post.
Both parents of the seventh-grade girl testified at sentencing Tuesday that they had suffered immeasurable grief, the Associated Press reported. A Virginia judge ordered Eisenhauer to 50 years in prison and 25 years of supervised probation.
Officials suspected Lovell had an inappropriate relationship with Eisenhauer, who was 18 at the time and allegedly killed the girl to keep her from revealing the nature of their connection.
A friend of Nicole Lovell attributed the teen’s online activities as a way to cope with bullying at school.
“She was looking for someone who would give her attention and give her some compassion,” Lovell’s 13-year-old classmate told The Washington Post, noting kids bullied her because of a scar on her throat from a tracheotomy.
The medical examiner reportedly found that of the 14 stab wounds the teen suffered, the fatal one was to her neck.
While social media may have introduced Lovell and Eisenhauer, it also helped law enforcement close in on the suspects.
The day before Lovell died—on Tuesday, Jan. 26—she went sledding with a pair of twins in her neighborhood and showed them a picture of “David,” the mother of the 8-year-olds told the Associated Press.
Lovell allegedly told the twins she would be sneaking out to see “David” that night and shared with the 8-year-olds messages they exchanged on the app Kik, which reportedly helped lead police to Eisenhauer.
Natalie Keepers, 21, of Laurel, will begin trial Sept. 17 for concealing a body and acting as an accessory, according to the Roanoke Times. She and Eisenhauer were classmates at Virginia Tech.
Both Eisenhauer and Keepers hailed from Howard County and were studying engineering at Virginia Tech at the time of the murder.
Eisenhauer attended Wilde Lake High School and was a star track athlete. In 2015, he was named the Howard County boys indoor track athlete of the year. He was listed as a long distance runner on Virginia Tech’s track and field team until his bio was removed following his arrest.
Keepers attended Hammond High School, interned at NASA and wanted to pursue a career in aerospace engineering, according to The Washington Post.
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Former Virginia Tech student Natalie Keepers was sentenced to 40 years in prison for accessory before the fact of first-degree murder on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Keepers’ sentencing has finally put an end to the murder case of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell.
On Jan. 27, 2016, Lovell, who was a student at Blacksburg Middle School at the time, climbed out of her bedroom window to meet with David Eisenhauer, who was a former freshman and track athlete at Virginia Tech. According to prosecutors, Eisenhauer had struck up a relationship with Lovell and decided to conceal the relationship by killing her.
Eisenhauer allegedly then drove Lovell to a wooded area in Montgomery County and stabbed her to death. Later that day, Eisenhauer and Keepers, who was also a freshman at Virginia Tech, allegedly moved Lovell’s body to Surry County, North Carolina.
Lovell’s body was discovered a few days later. On Jan. 29, 2016, Eisenhauer was arrested in connection to Lovell’s death and Keepers was arrested two days later.
Eisenhauer’s trial began on Feb. 5, 2018, and ended five days later. During which, prosecutors revealed that blood stains, a shovel and cleaning supplies were discovered in Eisenhauer’s car. Lovell’s bag and blanket were discovered in Keepers’ dorm.
On the fifth day of the trial, Eisenhauer entered a no-contest plea after the data recovered from his phone was presented the previous day. Judge Robert Turk found him guilty of all of the three charges he faced, which were first-degree murder, abduction and concealing a dead body.
On June 26, 2018, Eisenhauer was sentenced to 75 years in total for three charges: 60 years for first-degree murder, 10 years for abduction and five years for concealing a dead body. After he serves 50 years in prison, Eisenhauer will be on probation for 20 years.
Eisenhauer’s defense attorneys John Lichtenstein and Tony Anderson of Roanoke asked for a penalty that fell within sentencing guidelines that ranged from 23 years and nine months to 39 years and seven months behind bars. However, Turk said he was exceeding the guidelines because of the seriousness of the crime.
Keepers’ trial began on Sept. 17, 2018, and also lasted five days. Prior to the trial, Keepers pleaded guilty to concealment of a dead body. Keepers’ defense attorneys Kris Olin and John Robertson hoped that some evidence related to the concealment charge could be excluded in the trial in September.
During the trial, the prosecutors presented evidence including security photos of Keepers and Eisenhauer at Cook Out, where they allegedly planned the murder, and Walmart, where the pair purchased a shovel, among other items. In addition, the prosecutors also presented GPS data that mapped the pair’s route to Cook Out and Walmart, as well as a trip near Lovell’s home and a location off of Craig Creek Road where Lovell was reportedly later killed.
The defense made the claim that Keepers was in love with Eisenhauer and the murder would still happen even if Keepers was not involved. However, Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Patrick Jensen presented a series of text messages between Keepers and Eisenhauer following the murder of Lovell. In the messages, Keepers instructed Eisenhauer to get some sleep because he deserved it. Jensen then exclaimed, “She’s proud!”
On the fourth day of the trial, the jury found Keepers guilty of accessory before the fact and recommended a 40-year sentence in prison.
Turk followed the jury’s recommendation and imposed the sentence. Keepers pleaded guilty to concealment of a dead body in August. Turk added five years in prison for the concealment charge, but the term will be suspended after Keepers serves 40 years in prison.
In addition, Keepers is also required to be supervised by a probation officer for 10 years after she serves her prison sentence and cannot have any contact with Lovell’s family.