Probation officer never saw suspect in N.C. student murders

The probation officer in charge of keeping track of Laurence Alvin Lovette never met with the teenager, according to probation records.

Officer Chalita N. Thomas, pulled off the case in early March because of a drunken-driving charge, went by Lovette's mother's home in Durham once in late February, according to the probation records, but he was not there.

Then, on the day Lovette was charged with murder in the deaths of UNC-Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson and Duke University graduate student Abhijit Mahato, Thomas added a backdated account of missed meetings and phone calls into computer records, according to probation records.

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