Defense attorneys for Demario Atwater claim he was beaten by Durham police during his arrest.
Atwater faces a number of federal charges, including kidnapping and carjacking, resulting in the March 5, 2008, shooting death of Eve Marie Carson. Authorities beleive Atwater and Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr., kidnapped Carson, forced her to withdraw money from ATMs, shot her five times, and left her on in street near UNC…
Atwater faces the death penalty on state charges in the case
In court documents filed yesterday, attorneys for Atwater claim Durham police officers hit him during his arrest, when he voluntarily was lying down on the sidewalk and inside of a Durham police car.