Prosecutors Rebuff Ex-UVA Lax Player’s Appeal

(Image 1)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Prosecutors say a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend shouldn't be given a new trial.

Lawyers for George W. Huguely V in January filed a petition with the Virginia Court of Appeals, arguing that constitutional and procedural errors entitle him to a new trial.

But WVIR-TV reports that in a response filed Friday, prosecutors rebuffed claims that Huguely was denied the right to his chosen lawyer, the right to a fair and impartial jury, and other violations.

The Maryland man is serving 23 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder in the May 2010 slaying of 22-year-old Yeardley Love. She was found dead in her Charlottesville bedroom after Huguely confronted Love after a day of heavy drinking.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s