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Huguely conviction upheld in murder of Yeardley Love

Posted on 04 March 2014 by WNST Staff

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An appeals court has affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player who fatally beat his ex-girlfriend.

The Court of Appeals of Virginia on Tuesday rejected George W. Huguely V’s appeal in the May 2010 slaying of Yeardley Love (Notre Dame Prep).

Attorneys for the Chevy Chase, Md., man argued that Huguely was denied his 6th Amendment right to counsel when one of his lawyers fell ill during his February 2012 trial in Charlottesville.

Huguely’s appeal also raised questions about jury selection and instructions.

A 22-year-old member of the U.Va. women’s lacrosse team, Love was found dead in her apartment after Huguely kicked a hole in her bedroom door and beat her after a day of heavy drinking, according to trial testimony. She was from suburban Baltimore.

In a statement, Sharon and Lexie Love said, “We would like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout this entire process.

We are relieved and ready to put this chapter behind us so that we can devote our full efforts towards building The One Love Foundation, and continue to raise awareness about Relationship Violence.

We would also like to thank Dave Chapman and Leah Darron for their dedication and working tirelessly on Yeardley’s behalf.”

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Huguely sentenced to 23 years in prison

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Huguely sentenced to 23 years in prison

Posted on 30 August 2012 by WNST Staff

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former University of Virginia lacrosse player has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for the alcohol-fueled beating death of his ex-girlfriend.

George W. Huguely V was sentenced Thursday in Charlottesville for the slaying of Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old suburban Baltimore woman who was found face down in her blood-soaked pillow on May 3, 2010. Authorities said the 24-year-old defendant left his on-again, off-again girlfriend to die after he kicked a hole in her bedroom door and physically confronted her about their sputtering two-year relationship. Police said he had been drinking heavily that day.

Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire reduced the jury’s recommended sentence by three years. The jury found the Chevy Chase, Md., man guilty in February of second-degree murder and grand larceny. The defense sought a 14-year sentence.

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