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Former U.Va. lax player denied new slay trial

By Steve Szkotak
Associated Press / August 22, 2012
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—A former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend has been denied a new trial.

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. Hogshire says 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.

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