After more than two years, Yeardley Love’s family will see justice served. George Huguely was sentence today to 23 years in prison for the murder of the University of Virginia student in 2010. The jury had recommended 26 years while Huguely’s defense team requested only 14 years.
Read the Washington Post’s coverage of the story at http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/george-huguely-sentencing/2012/08/30/517821a4-f2b8-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_story.html
PREVIOUSLY: NO NEW TRIAL FOR HUGUELY
A judge has denied George Huguely the re-trial requested by his defense team during a hearing on August 22, 2012, the Associated Press reported. The former University of Virginia lacrosse player was convicted in February of the beating death of his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love in May 2010. Huguely’s lawyers filed a motion for a new trial based on their belief that the jury should have been sequestered and the illness of one of the attorneys called for a continuance or delay of the trial. Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire determined that there was enough evidence against Huguely to support his conviction on the murder charge. Huguely will be sentenced on August 30th.