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Girl texted with Virginia Tech student before being stabbed to death, prosecutor says

Girl texted with Virginia Tech student before being stabbed to death, prosecutor says

Two Virginia Tech students carefully planned the kidnapping and killing of a 13-year-old girl, arranging a predawn rendezvous online after buying cleaning supplies and a shovel at separate Wal-Mart stores, a prosecutor alleged Thursday.

Montgomery County Commonwealth's Atty. Mary Pettitt described how authorities believe David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers plotted the stabbing death of Nicole Lovell, a seventh-grader who used social media to escape from bullying after surviving a liver transplant and other health scares.

Pettitt revealed enough information to persuade a judge to deny Keepers' bail but left key aspects of the crime a mystery. She did not suggest...

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