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Full statement of Marta Murphy, mother of George Huguely

George Huguely's mother released a written statement Tuesday responding to the May 3 death of University of Virginia senior Yeardley Love and the murder charge facing her son George Huguely.

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The full text of Murphy's statement:

May 11, 2010

As one would imagine, we have received numerous inquiries from the media asking for interviews and comments. It has been difficult to remain silent during this dark, tumultuous time. As a mother, I never expected to be in a situation like this. Though my pain is great, it will never come close to the anguish felt by the Love family. Along with my family, I am devastated and confused. We are all trying to understand and cope as best we can.

Yeardley was part of our lives. I got to know her as George’s mom. She was a sweet wonderful young woman with a limitless future. We also know her mother, Sharon. The pain she and her family are suffering is something that no family should ever have to endure. No parent should have to bury a child and not a moment goes by when they are not in our thoughts and our prayers. On behalf of our family, I want to express how deeply saddened we are by Yeardley’s loss.

Also as a mother, I hope that people can understand that both George’s father and I love our son. We will support George in whatever way we can --- just as any mother or father would do for their child.

As a person of faith, I continue to pray for the Love family, for Yeardley’s friends and, for my son George. We continue to grieve and try to cope with this tragedy and hope our need to do so in private and out of public view will be respected.

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By Mike McPhate  |  May 11, 2010; 8:16 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  | Tags: George Huguely, Lacrosse, Marta Murphy, Yeardley Love  
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