Former Virginia lacrosse player Huguely appeals conviction in Yeardley Love case
Mar 31, 2016 | 2:22 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A judge is weighing arguments that a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted in the slaying of his former girlfriend did not receive a fair trial.
George V. Huguely V of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is serving a 23-year sentence for the 2010 alcohol-fueled attack on Yeardley Love of suburban Baltimore. She was found dead in her Charlottesville apartment.
In a bid to overturn his 2012 conviction of second-degree murder, Huguely attorney Jonathan Sheldon asked a Circuit Court judge on Wednesday to free his client on the grounds he had not received a fair trial, the Daily Progress reported.
Huguely, 28, has argued that he received ineffective representation because one of his attorneys fell ill during his trial. He had asked that the trial be delayed until she could return, but his request was denied.
Attorneys have failed on two occasions to have the U.S. Supreme Court take his appeal. A state appeals court affirmed his conviction.