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Posted at 9:24 AM ET, 05/12/2010

McDonnell vows law change after murder

By Washington Post editors

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) vowed on Good Morning America Wednesday morning to change state law next year to help prevent murders like that of 22-year-old U.Va. lacrosse player Yeardley Love, the Virginia Politics blog reports.

"We're having our staff look at what legal changes we might make in the General Assembly next year -- if there are violent records of folks that happen off campus that we can learn from and get that information to the administrators," McDonnell said.

But McDonnell sidestepped a question from host George Stephanopoulos about whether U.Va. had done all it could to prevent Love's death.

"There's still things going on there, George, that we're learning,'' McDonnell said. But he added later: "There are few instances (of violence) that we've seen at U.Va. They do a good job overall."

U-Va. lacrosse player George Huguely was charged in the death of Love, who was his former girlfriend. Huguely had previously been arrested and involved in violent altercations, at least one known to his lacrosse coach.

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By Washington Post editors  | May 12, 2010; 9:24 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  George Huguely, George Stephanopoulos, Good Morning America, Lacrosse, Love, University of Virginia, Virginia  
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