Former U.Va. lax player denied new slay trial
posted Aug 22 2012 3:56PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A former University of Virginia lacrosse player has lost his bid for a new trial in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend.
Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire on Wednesday rejected a defense motion to set aside George Huguely V's second-degree murder conviction and order a new trial in the May 2010 killing of Yeardley Love. At the end of a two-and-a-half-hour hearing, Hogshire said there was overwhelming evidence to support Huguely's conviction.
The Chevy Chase, Md., man was convicted in February of killing the suburban Baltimore woman in a violent encounter in her Charlottesville apartment.
In arguing for a new trial, attorneys for Huguely cited a series of errors before and during his trial.
Huguely's sentencing is Aug. 30. He faces up to 26 years in prison.