22-year-old George Huguely, a member of the University of Virginia’s lacrosse team, has been arrested and charged with the first-degree murder of Yeardley Love, also age 22 and a member of the school’s women’s lacrosse team. According to police, Huguely and Love were romantically involved with each other and had just broken up.
On Monday at around 2:15 am, police were called to Love’s apartment over a possible alcohol overdose. However, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo says that it became obvious that Love, who was found in a pool of blood in her bedroom, had experienced “obvious physical trauma.”
Police say that they found Huguely at his apartment and questioned him. He was arrested later that morning. Huguely has admitted that he and Love were having a disagreement when he shook her. He says that her head struck the wall more than once. The 22-year-old college athlete also admitted to kicking open Love’s bedroom door and taking her computer.
Huguely’s criminal defense lawyer is calling Love’s death a “tragic accident.” Prior to enrolling at the University of Virginia, the 22-year-old was a high school All-American. The university lacrosse team that he belongs to is nationally ranked No. 1 in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association coaches’ poll.
Massachusetts College Campus Crimes
If you are a college student who was arrested and charged with committing a crime on or off a Massachusetts college campus, it is important that you obtain legal representation as soon as possible. The outcome of your Boston college campus criminal case could determine whether or not you receive federal funding to cover your education, get into the graduate school of your choice, get a good job after college, or end up with a criminal record for life.
It can be scary to know that the future you’ve been working so hard for may be in jeopardy because you are under investigation or charged with a drug crime, drunk driving, underage drinking, sexual assault, rape, murder, stalking, cyber crime, larceny, assault and battery, larceny, shoplifting, vandalism, or any other criminal activity.
UVA lacrosse player George Huguely admits fight, hiding Yeardley Love’s computer after death: docs, NY Daily News, May 4, 2010
Lacrosse player George Huguely charged in fellow U
Affidavit: Lacrosse Player Killed In Fight fter Breakup, WIBW.com
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