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Prosecutor: VA Tech students worked on plot to kill 13-year-old

Natalie Keepers is charged with accessory before the fact and improper disposal of a body. (Source: Blacksburg Police) Natalie Keepers is charged with accessory before the fact and improper disposal of a body. (Source: Blacksburg Police)
David E. Eisenhauer is charged with first-degree murder. (Source: Blacksburg Police) David E. Eisenhauer is charged with first-degree murder. (Source: Blacksburg Police)
BLACKSBURG, VA (WWBT) -

Natalie Marie Keepers was denied bond on Thursday after prosecutors said she and David Eisenhauer, 18, worked together on a plot to kill 13-year-old Nicole Lovell.

Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt says Eisenhauer and Keepers met at a fast-food restaurant to plan how they'd kill Lovell. Pettit says they bought cleaning supplies at one Walmart and a shovel at another.

The Roanoke Times reports that the plan was for Eisenhauer, who is charged with Lovell's murder, to lure Lovell out of the home on the guise of a date. They took her to the pre-determined site and slit her throat, Pettitt said.

Keepers took the stand during Thursday's bond hearing and told the judge about mental health issues she has had since the eighth grade, including having thoughts of suicide.

She testified that she began seeing a counselor and psychologist at Virginia Tech as soon as she arrived on campus in August 2015. She said she is on antidepressants and medication for anxiety.

CNN reports that the judge didn't find Keeper's arguments for bail compelling, and said that she no longer has any ties to the community.

"The one tie she has, has been severed," the judge said.

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