Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The former University of Virginia lacrosse player was convicted in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, a Cockeysville native.
A Chevy Chase man is serving his 23-year sentence for murder in western Virginia. As first reported by the AP, George Huguely V is one of about 900 inmates at Keen Mountain Correctional Center, a high security prison in Oakwood, according to the Virginia Department of Corrections website. His projected release date is May 30, 2030. In February, Huguely was convicted in the May 2010 murder of his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, a Cockeysville native who graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson. Love was found dead in her off-campus Charlottesville apartment. Huguely and Love were both lacrosse players at the University of Virginia. Notre Dame recently dedicated a turf field in Love's honor. Her mother and sister recently opened …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A Charlottesville Circuit Judge said there was overwhelming evidence to support Huguely's conviction for killing Yeardley Love, a University of Virginia lacrosse player.
A judge has denied a request for a new trial for George Huguely, the Chevy Chase man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, according to news reports. In February, Huguely was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2010 slaying of Yeardley Love, of Cockeysville, MD. Both played lacrosse at the University of Virginia. A hearing went forward in a Charlottesville courtroom Wednesday during which a Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire considered a defense request for a new trial. "I think there was overwhelming evidence to support the conviction," Hogshire said at the end of the two-and-a-half-hour hearing, according to news outlets. Huguely's defense cited a series of errors on the part of the prosecution in arguing for a new …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A Charlottesville judge on Wednesday denied a media request to film the upcoming sentencing hearing.
A Charlottesville judge has denied a media request to allow cameras in the courtroom for the August sentencing of Chevy Chase native George Huguely. In February, Huguely was found guilty of second-degree murder in the May 2010 death of Cockeysville native Yeardley Love, his ex-girlfriend. Huguely and Love both played lacrosse at the University of Virginia. A hearing to review a request by NBC29 and the Daily Progress to film and photograph the sentencing went forward Wednesday afternoon in a Charlottesville courtroom. Judge Edward Hogshire denied the request, NBC29 reported. The hearing was originally scheduled for Aug. 6. On Aug. 22, the court will hear a defense motion to set aside the verdict and request a new trial. Huguely's defense …
Monday, July 23, 2012
A hearing on a request for cameras at the upcoming sentencing of George Huguely will move forward July 25, earlier than originally scheduled.
A motions hearing in a Charlottesville, Va., court to review a request to allow cameras at the sentencing of Chevy Chase native George Huguely has been moved up on the calendar. In February, Huguely was found guilty of second-degree murder in the May 2010 death of Cockeysville native Yeardley Love, his ex-girlfriend. Huguely and Love both played lacrosse University of Virginia. A court date to review a request by NBC29 and the Daily Progress to allow cameras in the courtroom during an upcoming hearing and Huguely’s sentencing will go forward July 25 at 1 p.m., according to the City of Charlottesville. The hearing originally was set for Aug. 6. A call to the clerk about the reasoning for the scheduling change wasn’t immediately returned. …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Defense attorneys for the Chevy Chase man convicted in the death of Cockeysville native Yeardley Love are seeking to set aside the guilty verdict and request a new trial.
A hearing for a motion to set aside the verdict and request a new trial in the George Huguely murder conviction has been rescheduled. In February, Huguely, 24, was found guilty of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the May 2010 death of Cockeysville native Yeardley Love. Huguely and Love were both lacrosse players at the University of Virginia. The hearing, which was scheduled for Friday, will now take place on Aug. 22 at 1 p.m., according to a news release from the Charlottesville, VA circuit court clerk. A call seeking comment from the clerk on the reasoning for the hearing delay was not immediately returned. Attorneys for the Chevy Chase man filed the motion in May, arguing that there was insufficient evidence supporting the …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
George Huguely's lawyers have filed for a retrial in the case against Huguely, who was convicted last February for killing Yeardly Love.
The lawyers of George Huguely—the Chevy Chase man convicted of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the 2010 beating death of Cockeysville native Yeardley Love in Charlottesville, VA—are asking a judge to dismiss Huguely's guilty verdict and retry the case. On Tuesday, June 5, "Huguely's lawyers filed a motion claiming Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney David Chapman broke the law by withholding information about Love's mother and sister, who testified in the criminal trial." The defense lawyers "claim Chapman knew the two were planning to file a civil lawsuit against Huguely," NBC Washington reported. This comes after the defense attorneys' motion—filed on Friday, May 25—that the guilty verdict be set aside due to eight alleged …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Washington Post has published segments of the interview based on the notes of reporters who watched the video in Charlottesville Tuesday.
Tape and other exhibits were made publicly available Tuesday in the case of George Huguely, the Chevy Chase native and former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, the Washington Post reports. The exhibits, including a videotaped segment of Huguely's May 2010 interview with police, were made available to the jury but not to reporters or the public during his February trial in Charlottesville, The Washington Post reported. Tuesday, the Post published segments of the interview based on notes from reporters who watched the video, which was not allowed to be recorded or re-broadcast. The court has not released an official transcript of the interview, …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The Cockeysville native and the pop star were both assaulted by their partners.
In a recent column, The New Yorker analyzes two high profile cases of domestic abuse: one involving singer Rihanna and the other Cockeysville native Yeardley Love, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. Columnist Amy Davidson argues that although both women were involved in on-again, off-again abusive relationships, one ending in murder and the other in a public reconciliation, the situations could have been easily reversed. Chevy Chase man George Huguely who, like his ex-girlfriend Love, was a lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, was convicted of second-degree murder on Wednesday. The New Yorker reports that Rihanna's beau, musician Chris Brown, previously pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault. Read the full story here.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
George Huguely's murder trial reminds a reporter about her college roommates' experiences with alcohol and domestic abuse.
After my first day covering the George Huguely murder trial, I headed over to Boylan Heights, a Charlottesville bar and restaurant where murder victim Yeardley Love spent a night out with friends just days before her death. The trial yielded little news that Thursday since the jury was sent home early so I decided to retrace some of Love's steps. As I sat at the bar, nursing my vodka tonic, I couldn't help but feel strange, unsettled. The atmosphere was similar to that of any college town bar—students passing around pitchers of beer, yelling at whatever sports game was playing on the flat screen televisions mounted to the walls. Until then, I had been largely unaffected by the case. But, unexpectedly, I felt my chest tighten and throat …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Huguely was convicted earlier Wednesday for second-degree murder and grand larceny.
(Updated 12:12 a.m.) CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—A Charlottesville jury recommended that Chevy Chase native George Huguely V spend 26 years behind bars Wednesday evening in the 2010 killing of ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love of Cockeysville. The sentence—25 years for second-degree murder and one year for grand larceny—ends the more than two-week trial and closes a chapter in a case that drew national attention. The jury of five men and seven women began deliberating the sentence shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, and returned the recommendation at 10 p.m. Huguely sat with his head bowed and his eyes closed for much of the sentencing hearing. Family and friends, some with ash on their foreheads to mark Ash Wednesday, also bowed their heads as the …