BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Two former Virginia Tech students have been indicted in the slaying of a 13-year-old girl. Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt said a grand jury returned indictments Tuesday against David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers, who authorities say plotted to kidnap and murder Nicole Lovell last January. Eisenhauer was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and hiding the body. Keepers was charged with being an accessory to kidnapping and murder and with helping hide the body. Trial dates were set Tuesday in both cases for March 2017. Pettitt says Eisenhauer and Keepers both face up to life in prison. Prosecutors haven’t discussed a possible motive.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Tim Kaine’s wife has resigned as Virginia’s Secretary of Education. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office announced Tuesday that Roanoke native Anne Holton stepped down from the cabinet-level post because her husband had been picked to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate. McAuliffe said Holton’s resignation was effective Monday. Holton is the daughter of former Gov. Linwood Holton and is a longtime child advocate and former Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge. Prior to joining the McAuliffe administration, Holton directed a Virginia Community College System initiative that helps young people who are aging out of foster care continue their education. She and Kaine met at Harvard Law School and have three children. McAuliffe announced Holton’s replacement is Dietra Trent, a former deputy secretary of education.