George W. Huguely V Conviction

Add a comment May 26th, 2012  

George W. Huguely V Conviction, A former University of Virginia lacrosse player found guilty of second-degree murder in his ex-girlfriend’s slaying is appealing his conviction. Attorneys for George W. Huguely V filed a motion Friday in Charlottesville Circuit Court asking that his conviction be set aside in the May 2010 beating death of Yeardley Love, 22, of suburban Baltimore. They cited a series of errors before and during the trial.

In February, jurors convicted Huguely, who is from Chevy Chase, Md., on the second-degree murder count and grand larceny. Love, who also played lacrosse at U.Va., was found dead in her apartment after Huguely kicked a hole in her bedroom door.

Prosecutors argued at trial that the encounter quickly turned violent and Huguely banged Love’s head against the wall, while Huguely said in a police interrogation video she initiated the physical encounter. He said he shook Love but didn’t cause her fatal injuries.

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