The Latest: Surveillance video shows ex-VT student buy shovel, charged with girl's murder

Detective Twigger testified that these pictures are from the Walmart in Christiansburg. They show Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers going into the store and buying a shovel. They are also on camera paying cash for the shovel.

5 p.m.

After a break, the defense called a detective to testify about data taken from David Eisenhauer's phone.

But, before they could start, the defense objected.

Eisenhauer was escorted from the courtroom when Natalie Keeper's attorney approached the judge.

The defense left and then everyone returned.

Later, both the prosecution and defense left the courtroom, and the judge said that was because he wanted to meet with everyone.

What happened during that meeting hasn't been made public, but the defense's demeanor changed before court ended for the day.

11:30 a.m.

The prosecution has called Blacksburg Police Sergeant Kale Craver to the stand.

After making small talk with Craver, Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt then started to question Craver about a dumpster that he searched at Virginia Tech.Looking at photos, Craver testified that he climbed into the dumpster to do the search. He said in searching the dumpster, he found several wads of napkins or wipes with reddish-brown marks on them. He also testified that he found cleaning wipes, with the same reddish-brown markings on them.

10:15 a.m.

The prosecution has recalled Blackburg Police Detective Desiree Twigger to testify.

Twigger is now answering questions about some of Eisenhauer's movements prior to Lovell's disappearance.

Using surveillance video, Twigger says they tracked both David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers to the Wal-Mart in Christiansburg, where they were pictured buying a shovel. Twigger testified they are on camera paying cash at the self-checkout for the shovel.

Twigger is also testifying to the pair's trip to the Cook-Out in Blackburg. According to court documents, Keepers told police that she and Eisenhauer went to the fast food restaurant to plan now to kill Nicole Lovell.

9:55 a.m.

The prosecution has called Chance Harrington as a witness. Harrington worked as an Asset Protection Associate, or security, for the Wal-Mart in Wytheville on January of 1016.

After getting a request from Blacksburg Police, Harrington said he pulled the receipt and surveillance video from January 27, 2016 around 8:15 P.M.

Harrington pulled the receipt for that time, which shows a person paying cash for cleaning supplies. The receipt shows the person purchased 2 pairs of cleaning gloves, cleaning wipes and also bleach.

Under cross-examination, the defense questioned Harrington about a surveillance picture that shows two people who are believed to be Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers walking out of the Wal-Mart in Wytheville.


CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The fourth day of trial is underway for David Eisenhauer.

Eisenhauer is charged with first degree murder, abduction and concealing a dead body, related to the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell in January 2016.

The first witness called to testify is Deana Jones of the Blacksburg Police Department. Jones analyzed Eisenhauer's Garmin GPS device.

Jones testified as to the movements of Eisenhauer's GPS device. She tracked the device going from Virginia Tech to the Walmart in Christiansburg. She also tracked it going to Craig Creek Road and then back to Virginia Tech.

That evening, she tracked it going to Nicole Lovell's street the night she went missing. She then tracked it coming from the Craig Creek Road area.

In court on Wedensday, police testified about finding a piece of paper with the Lovell's address on it in Eisenhauer's dorm room.

Prosecutors called several law enforcement officials Wednesday to testify about evidence they found, including a blood-stained shovel and a large blood stain inside the trunk of Eisehnhauer’s car.

For a full recap of the trial on Wednesday, click here.

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