BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on slain Virginia 13-year-old Nicole Lovell (all times local):
The father of a slain 13-year-old Virginia girl says in a recorded episode of the “Dr. Phil” television show that she had recently been grounded from social media for chatting inappropriately online with older men.
The show says in a news release that David Lovell told host Phil McGraw that it was obvious some of the older men had fake profiles. He said the parents found out before Christmas and took her phone away, although she later got it back. The episode is scheduled to air Wednesday.
Nicole Lovell vanished Jan. 27. Her body was found four days later just across the state line in North Carolina.
Eighteen-year-old Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer is charged with abduction and first-degree murder. Another Virginia Tech student, 19-year-old Nicole Keepers, is charged with accessory before and after the fact and illegally disposing of Nicole’s body.
A friend of the 13-year-old Virginia girl who was killed after climbing out of her bedroom window says the seventh-grader talked of running away and starting a family with the man now charged in her slaying.
Natasha Bryant told The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1O082hF) that Nicole Lovell said 18-year-old Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer was her boyfriend. She says Nicole described Eisenhauer as “funny and really nice” shortly before her Jan. 27 disappearance in Blacksburg.
Eisenhauer is charged with abduction and first-degree murder. Another Virginia Tech student, 19-year-old Natalie Keepers, is charged with accessory before and after the fact and with illegally dumping Nicole’s body just across the state line in North Carolina.
Natasha says Nicole met Eisenhauer online. She says she and other friends worried about Nicole’s social media interactions.
Organizers held a vigil in Blacksburg, Virginia, to remember a 13-year-old girl who was fatally stabbed last month.
The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1PypHz4 ) reports that more than 100 people gathered in downtown Blacksburg on Monday night to honor Nicole Madison Lovell.
Light poles in the area were strung with blue Christmas lights and members of the community held candles throughout the night. Lovell’s mother, Tammy Weeks, addressed the crowd, thanking the community for their thoughts and prayers.
Blacksburg Mayor Ron Rordam also spoke at the event, saying the community is strong and standing together.
The event was sponsored by Womanspace at Virginia Tech and Take Back the Night, two organizations dedicated to student and citizen safety.
Two Virginia Tech students have been charged in connection with Nicole’s death.
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