U-Va. student charged in Love's slaying
A University of Virginia men's lacrosse player from Chevy Chase and the Landon School has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a women's lacrosse player at the school, Crime Scene reports.
George Huguely, 22, is charged with killing Yeardley Love, also 22, of Cockeysville, Md., police said. Both are seniors.
Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said officers responded to a call at about 2:15 Monday morning for a possible alcohol oversdose at Love's apartment but once there "the obvious physical trauma to her" led them to start a homicide investigation. He declined to say what the nature of the injuries were.
Longo said police have no other suspects in the case.
UVa. lacrosse player charged with murder
A University of Virginia lacrosse player from Chevy Chase, Md. has been charged with first degree murder in the death of a fellow student and lacrosse player, The Daily Progress reports.
George Huguely, 22, has been charged in the death of Yeardley Love, also 22, of Cockeysville, Md.
Police have not determined a cause of death, but Love's body showed physical trauma.
Huguely and Love are both fourth-year students, Huguely played on the mens team; Love played on the women's team.
Huguely attended the Landon School in Bethesda, where he also played lacrosse. He was interviewed by the Post in 2006, shortly after allegations of sexual assault and racist behavior were made against members of Duke University's men's lacrosse team. Five of Duke's players that year had graduated from Landon.
All charges against Duke's team members were dropped.
"I sympathize for the team," Huguely said of the Duke players. "They've been scrutinized so hard and no one knows what has happened yet. In this country, you're supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. I think that's the way it should be."
Neither Robinson Bordley, the Landon School's lacrosse and football coach, nor Drew Johnson, the school's athletic director, were made available to comment, according to Post reporter Steve Yanda. A Landon communications officer said no one at the school would have any comment on Huguely until the criminal investigation had run its course.
Phone messages left at the respective residences of Marta Murphy and George Hughley III, Huguely's mother and father, were not immediately returned.
Washington Post editors
| May 3, 2010; 2:28 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Virginia | Tags: Chevy Chase, Lacrosse, University of Virginia
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