Trial delayed again in Nicole Lovell case

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Wednesday, the trial for the accused murderer of a 13 year old Blacksburg girl is delayed for a second time.

David Eisenhauer is accused of killing 13 year old Nicole Lovell.  

The former Virginia Tech student sat in court at the Montgomery County Court House. 

His defense lawyers put forth a motion for discovery and for continuance of trial. 

They claimed they are missing raw data from devices such as cell phonesand computers which they believe could help their case. 

Judge Turk decided not to rule on the matter until the Commonwealth’s Attorney had sufficient time to respond. 

Eisenhauer’s defense attorneys also had a motion to suppress evidence in the trial. 

They want Eisenhauer’s statements given to police as well as the evidence obtained from his phone to be excluded from the trial because they believe police obtained that information illegally. 

The judge did not rule on this motion and is set to make a ruling November 6th. 

He has also continued the trial and would like a new date set on November 6th.   

According to court records, Eisenhauer is charged with first degree murder, abduction, and concealing a dead body. 

Natalie Keepers is also charged in connection with the murder. 

In court documents obtained Wednesday, her defense team filed a motion for reconsideration and clarification. 

Back in March of this year, Judge Turk ruled on a motion to suppress some of Keepers’ confession to police in her trial. 

Keeper’s defense attorneys argue the judge never really addressed their motion completely.

According to court records, no hearing has been set to discuss this motion. 

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