Former Virginia Tech student in court today for sentencing

June 26, 2018 – Former Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer appeared in a Montgomery County courtroom today for sentencing.  Two days have been set aside for the sentencing.   

He was found guilty of all charges in February of killing 13-year-old Nicole Lovell.  He originally pleaded no contest to murder, kidnapping and concealing a dead body charges in the case.

Lovell’s mother, father and grandfather appeared in court this morning to give victim impact statements.  

David Lovell, Nicole’s father, said he has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder.  He also stated that he has been on medications that he takes on a daily basis and that he finds it hard to be around children now because it makes him think of his daughter.  "There is nothing that will happen in this courtroom that will fix it," he stated.

Nicole’s mother, Tammy Weeks-Dowdy, said she spent what would have been Nicole’s birthday at her grave.

Lovell’s grandfather says he has not been able to go into her room since she died and that he visits her grave daily.  She also said she sees a grief counselor and still has trouble sleeping. 

Eisenhauer faces up to life, plus 15 years in prison.

This is a developing story.  Check back HERE for updates from ABC-13 WSET.

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