New sentencing for a man charged with the death of a UNC-Chapel Hill student.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals said Laurence Lovette's sentence must be looked at again.
That's because a judge wasn't allowed to consider other factors before imposing a mandatory life sentence without parole.
A jury convicted Lovette of first degree murder for the shooting of UNC student body president Eve Carson in 2008.
The jury also found him guilty of kidnapping, armed robbery, felony larceny, and possession of stolen goods.
Since his trial, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that mandatory life sentences without parole cannot be given to defendants under the age of 18.
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