CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – A judge is considering whether to allow defense attorneys to film a preliminary hearing for a former Virginia Tech student charged with plotting a teenager’s slaying.
Natalie Keepers is charged with helping plan the killing of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell and with illegally disposing of her body. Another former Virginia Tech student, David Eisenhauer, is charged with abduction and murder.
The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1TUmj7y ) reports that Keepers’ attorneys want to film the May 20 preliminary hearing to help them prepare their defense. They told a judge Thursday that the footage wouldn’t be released to the public.
An assistant prosecutor argued that the images would belong to Keepers, and nobody could stop her from distributing them if she wished.
Montgomery County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Robert Viar did not immediately rule.