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Police have Yeardley Love's T-shirt

A city of Charlottesville spokesman says police have the T-shirt that initially was missing from a slain University of Virginia student's apartment.

Ric Barrick said Friday that victim Yeardley Love's family members turned in the T-shirt a couple of days after police unsuccessfully searched the apartment. Police wanted the shirt because it might have trace evidence.

George Huguely of Chevy Chase, Md., has been charged with first-degree murder. Huguely and Love, of Cockeysville, Md., were U.Va. lacrosse players and had been involved in a relationship.

Search warrant documents released Thursday showed the shirt was not among the items police collected from Love's apartment.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 9, 2010; 1:24 PM ET
Categories:  Schools , Updates , Virginia  
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What good is it now? The chain of custody has been not only broken but broken apart and melted down to make the blindfold on the statue of Justice.

Posted by: ronjaboy | July 9, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Well it now appears evidence has been compromised. This shirt cannot be used as evidence in any way shape or form.

Posted by: askgees | July 9, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I dont think they need the shirt to convict this crazy...

Posted by: rockettonu | July 9, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I'll bet the family washed the shirt along with the rest of her clothes. Granted, it was probably done with good intentions of closure but that would effectively exclude this from being any sort of admissible evidence in the trial.

Posted by: ericroks | July 9, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Please keep the charge as first degree murder.

Posted by: bobbo2 | July 9, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

What's the family hiding? I can't imagine any legitimate reason they would have to remove that shirt, and apparently only that shirt, from her room. Either they're beyond stupid or they have some kind of agenda.

Posted by: 7900rmc | July 9, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

How did her family gain possession of the shirt? Lousy reporting.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | July 9, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

According to the Charlottesville Newspaper, the shirt was found by the police on a second visit on May 7. Apparently Georgie told them she had a tshirt on, but she did NOT when found. They went back and found the shirt, on the floor, 2 feet from her. It had not been collected as evidence and was not picked up since it did not appear on any search warrant, so they had no Legal cause to take it.
That same newspaper reported later that Love's parents found the shirt and turned it in to the police. Her father has been dead since 2003, so I doubt that was there.

By the way, George confessed. Interestingly, he had his passport in his gym shorts pocket when arrested. That's where I always carry my passport too. Guilty.

Posted by: snoopdog | July 11, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

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