Eve Marie Carson was a student at the University of North Carolina who was shot and killed on the morning of March 5, 2008, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. She served as Student Body President and was a recipient of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship. Demario James Atwater, a 21-year-old resident of Durham, North Carolina has been charged with her murder. A second suspect, 17-year-old Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr., was taken into custody early morning March 13, 2008. Lovette was later also connected by investigators to the January murder of 29-year-old Duke University engineering student Abhijit Mahato.
Carson was born in Athens, Georgia, on November 19, 1985, where she attended Clarke Central High School. She was elected president of the high school's student body and was valedictorian. While at UNC, Carson majored in Political Science and Biology, in the pre-medicine career path. Her academic achievements earned her membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and she was a recipient of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship. Outside of class, Carson participated in and led numerous organizations and service projects. She was selected to be a North Carolina Fellow, a four-year leadership development program.
Carson was inaugurated as UNC's student body president in April, 2007, and her term was due to expire in April, 2008. In her role as student body president, Carson served as a member of the university's board of trustees and many other committees. She was also active as co-president of the Honors Program Student Executive Board and as a member of the Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Student Aide, the Academic Advising Program, the Chancellor Search Committee, and the Chancellor’s Committee for University Teaching Awards.