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Supreme Court rejects hearing Huguely appeal in Yeardley Love death

Supreme Court rejects hearing Huguely appeal in Yeardley Love death

George W. Huguely V lost what likely was his last criminal appeal when the U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review his conviction for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and fellow University of Virginia varsity lacrosse player, Yeardley Love.

Huguely, 27, was convicted in the 2010 beating death of Love, a Cockeysville resident, and sentenced to 23 years. He argued in his petition to the Supreme Court that he was denied his "counsel of choice" during trial after one of his two lawyers fell ill and the judge ordered the proceedings to continue without her.

The rejection of Huguely's petition was among a long list of orders the justices released on Monday, the first...

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