The father of a 13-year-old girl allegedly murdered by a Virginia Tech student said he "bet she fought like a wildcat," according to a new interview.
David Lovell, the father of Nicole Lovell, made the comments to Dr. Phil McGraw in an interview set to air Wednesday.
“I bet she fought like a wildcat," David Lovell said. "I mean she’s my kid. I know she fought like a wildcat.”
Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer allegedly was "acquainted" with the victim and "used this relationship to his advantage to abduct the 13-year-old and then kill her," the Blacksburg Police Department said in a statement.
He was charged with murder and kidnapping.
His friend, Natalie Keepers, was charged as an accessory both before and after the fact as well as with improper disposal of a body.
Both were scheduled for preliminary hearings in March and had not entered pleas as of last week.