CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The trial of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player charged with the slaying of his ex-girlfriend has entered its second week with testimony from a Charlottesville police officer who described scrapes and bruises to the defendant's arms and legs.
Patrol officer Jeremy Carper testified Monday in the first-degree murder trial of George Huguely V. Huguely is accused in the May 2010 slaying of another U.Va. lacrosse player, 22-year-old Yeardley Love of Cockeysville.
During prosecution questioning, Carper identified the bruises and scrapes on Huguely's arms and legs from photographs taken after the arrest of the defendant from Chevy Chase, Md. The questioning is apparently intended to support the prosecution's claim of a violent final encounter with his on-again, off-again girlfriend.
The defense has cast Love's death as an accident.