The fight for justice continues for one family.
They say fifty years in prison is not long enough for a killer.
We’ve been following Nicole Lovell’s case for years.
Her killer has started serving his sentence.
But the victim’s family is asking for help from strangers to get a harsher penalty.
Life in prison for David Eisenhauer.
That’s what this family wants.
I spoke with Nicole Lovell’s mother and brother at her grave where the visit the thirteen year old often.
“Sit her and talk to her and tell her about how our day or week went. Everything just, but you don’t get that back, back from her,” said Tammy Weeks-Dowdy, Nicole’s Mother.
It’s been a tough two years for Nicole’s family.
They go to visit her grave almost every day.
Nicole’s mother, Tammy Weeks Dowdy thinks about the night she first went missing.
“It’s like you relive every day, the same day when she left. It’s, it’s just awful,” said Tammy Weeks-Dowdy, Nicole’s Mother.
Tammy spoke to the judge and the courtroom about how much she loved her daughter at David Eisenhauer’s sentencing.
“For Nicole. She would want me to do it. It’s hard, but I had to do it for her,” said Tammy Weeks-Dowdy, Nicole’s Mother.
Eisenhauer was sentenced to fifty years in prison then parole after that.
Nicole’s family says it’s not enough.
“Fifty years is not justice for my sister. Any thirteen year old that gets killed, fifty years is not enough,” said Anthony Weeks, Nicole’s brother.
Anthony Weeks, Nicole’s brother, started a petition to try to get a longer sentence for Eisenhauer.
“If it was your sister, daughter, niece, just think how would you feel? Fifty years, for taking the life of an innocent child who didn’t get to live hers,” said Anthony Weeks, Nicole’s brother.
“She got to be thirteen and that was it. It’s not fair,” said Tammy Weeks-Dowdy, Nicole’s Mother.
The petition has gained national attention and currently has close three thousand signatures.
They hope to get the attention of Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring.
To sign the petition, you can click on the link: https://www.change.org/p/ralph-northam-petition-for-nicole-lovell-s-killer-getting-a-heavier-sentence