Police Charge 2 in UNC Murder

Chapel Hill cops make first arrest, second is underway
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2008 7:33 PM CDT
This undated photo of Eve Carson, the recently murdered student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was released by the university Thursday, March 6, 2008.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Police in North Carolina have charged two men with the murder of a UNC student whose death drew national attention, the AP reports. One suspect, a 21-year-old, is in custody while the other, a 17-year-old, remains at large. Eve Carson, student body president at UNC-Chapel Hill, was found shot to death last week. Police did not disclose a motive; the two suspects are not UNC students.

"I hope the arrest can ease the minds of some in the community," said the local DA. The college will hold a third memorial service for Carson next week. The whereabouts of the second suspect are unclear, though some media reports had him holed up in a standoff with police.