UVA Murder Jury Weighs Charges Against Huguely in Death of Fellow Student
By Bonnie V. Winston and Tom Schoenberg – Feb 22, 2012 10:00 AM ET
A jury in Virginia began deliberating whether former University of Virginia lacrosse player George W. Huguely V is guilty of murder in the death of Yeardley Love, his ex-girlfriend.
After a 10-day trial, the jury of seven men and five women today in state court in Charlottesville were given the case and within minutes requested the video of Huguely’s interview with police and other exhibits.
Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire ordered two alternate jurors to remain in the courthouse during the deliberations, saying “there’s still a possibility you may be called.”
Huguely, 24, is charged with first-degree murder, robbery, burglary, breaking and entering, grand larceny and murder in the commission of a robbery. Love’s badly bruised body was discovered by a friend and teammate who went to the 22-year-old victim’s room in her apartment at about 2 a.m. on May 3, 2010, finding her face down in a pool of blood on her pillow.
Huguely faces a possible life sentence if convicted.
The case is Commonwealth of Virginia v. Huguely, 11-00102, Virginia Circuit Court (Charlottesville).
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