Virginia Lacrosse Player Huguely Awaits Judges Sentence after Jury Recommends 26 years

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A judge is reviewing the jury recommendation for former University Of Virginia lacrosse star, George Huguely V, after he was found guilty of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the death of Yeardley Love.

The jury had not concurred with the prosecution that Huguely was guilty of first-degree murder, and they acquitted him on numerous other charges, including robbery and breaking and entering to carry out larceny.

The center of the case painted opposing portraits of Huguely; prosecutors stated Huguely killed Yeardley in a jealous rage, while the defense argued he may have contributed to her death, but it was not his intent. Huguely simply hung his head and appeared to be crying while his attorney’s plead on his behalf during the sentencing phase directly following the jury’s verdict.

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