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Hearing for George Huguely delayed

A hearing for George Huguely V, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of murdering fellow student and lacrosse player Yeardley Love, has been reset for Oct. 7, Huguely's defense lawyer said Tuesday.

Huguely, 22, of Chevy Chase, remained jailed Tuesday in Charlottesville.

He had been scheduled to appear Thursday in Charlottesville District Court for a preliminary hearing in the May 3 death of Love, 22, of Cockeysville.

Neither Huguely's lawyer, Francis McQ. Lawrence, nor the office of Commonwealth's Attorney Warner D. "Dave" Chapman, both of Charlottesville, would comment on the reason for the change.

As of Tuesday morning, the cause and manner of Love's death remain pending, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond.

Huguely told police that on May 3, he kicked in Love's locked bedroom door at her off-campus apartment and argued with her, repeatedly shaking her as her head hit a wall, according to statements police made in seeking a search warrant for DNA samples from Huguely.

Huguely has been held without bond in Albermarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail since his May 4 bond hearing was continued. After that delay, Lawrence said Huguely did not dispute the late night visit to Love but told reporters: "We are confident that Ms. Love's death was not intended but an accident with a tragic outcome."

Huguely withdrew from the university. Like Love, he had been a senior and like her, a member of the university's nationally ranked lacrosse teams.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  June 8, 2010; 10:49 AM ET
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Either way she is gone and he is still here. Murder is murder he should have left her alone and took his drunken butt home.

Posted by: shadon1 | June 8, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I guess Georgie-boy's family is trying to see what their money can buy. Too bad they didn't set limts on their temper tantrum thowing, monster, frat boy, party on excuse for a son before he killed somebody!

Posted by: lsf07 | June 8, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Just love the way they put this: "...accident with a tragic outcome...", you could say that about all murders. Why did his parents not try to get a handle on his temper??? Surely that did not happen overnight...

Posted by: jeanlucca | June 8, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

How much does it cost to buy judges and juries these days?

Posted by: FiatBooks | June 8, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Considering Dad was with his son on the golf course all day and witnesses confirm the boy was drunk, the family didn't consider this unusual.

What'll be unusual is when they wheel him into the Death Chamber and give him the needle, as they would do to any black basketball player convicted of the same crime.

Posted by: darien14 | June 10, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

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