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Posted at 3:42 PM ET, 05/ 4/2010

Huguely threatened officer in 2008

By Washington Post editors


George Huguely, the University of Virginia lacrosse player charged in the death of classmate Yeardley Love, threatened a patrolwoman who confronted him after a night of drinking in fall 2008, the officer said Tuesday.

Huguely was charged with public swearing, intoxication and resisting arrest following the incident, which unfolded in a parking lot in Lexington, Va., near a fraternity house.

-- Steve Yanda

Huguely became violent during fight
1:21 p.m.

A University of Virginia student arrested in the death of fellow student Yeardley Love told police he became violent during an argument and shook her, causing her head to “repeatedly hit the wall,” according to an investigative document released Tuesday.

The student, George Huguely, also told police he kicked his right foot through the door leading to her bedroom, according to a police affidavit.

Huguely, 22, is being held in the death of Love, also 22, who was found early Monday by a roommate.

-- Daniel de Vise

Attorney says Love's death an accident
10:30 a.m.

The attorney for George Huguely, who has been accused of killing fellow University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love, told reporters Tuesday morning that Love's death was accidental.

"We are confident that Ms. Love’s death was not intended but an accident with a tragic outcome,” said Francis McQ. Lawrence, a Charlottesville, Va., attorney representing the family.

Huguely, 22, of Chevy Chase had been the starting quarterback, an honor roll student and a lacrosse all-American at the renowned Landon School. Love, also 22, of Baltimore County had been a four-year member of the lacrosse and field hockey teams at Notre Dame Prep in Baltimore.

At some point, they had a romantic relationship. But early Monday, Love was found dead inside her apartment, and a few hours later, Huguely was charged in her death.

Read the full story here.

-- Jenna Johnson

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By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 3:42 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Chevy Chase, Lacrosse, Landon School, Romance, University of Virginia, Yeardley Love  
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Yes, of course, he tragically beat her to death.

Posted by: MACCHAMPS04 | May 4, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, but when an accident occurs, you call an ambulance.

You don't just leave your ex-girlfriend dead for her roommates to find, and pretend you weren't there, unless you believe that you did something wrong.

Posted by: postfan1 | May 4, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

There are many poor people who are in prison because they "accidentally" killed someone in moments of passion, anger, drunkenness etc.

Posted by: postreader118 | May 4, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I feel a Robert Chambers defense coming on (1986, NYC, claimed to have accidentally strangled Jennifer Levin during sex)...

Posted by: momo1tx | May 4, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

"...shook her, causing her head to “repeatedly hit the wall,”..."

If you shake someone their head would hit the wall and maybe bounce off and hit the floor but repeatedly hitting the wall - no way.

Posted by: rlj1 | May 4, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Here comes the best defense "Old Washington" money can buy..........besides, if he wanted to kill her he would have banged her head against the floor not the wall...........

Posted by: TBONE86 | May 4, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Here comes the best defense "Old Washington" money can buy..........besides, if he wanted to kill her he would have banged her head against the floor not the wall...........

Posted by: TBONE86 | May 4, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Chalk this one up to alcohol. Kids drinking too much and losing control. The kid from Notre Dame completly blotto yelling at the kids on the other balcony and falls to his death. Trgagic. Unfortunatly it is happening more and more. Throw the book at him i say let him get a taste of the prison life for a good few years. What a mess this is.

Posted by: efdelaney | May 4, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Clearly, she must have "thrown" her own head at the wall in an act of self-abuse, and he was just "tragically" in the same room at the time. Pity for him. I hope he will be able to get on with his life after this "accident" /end sarcasm.

Posted by: B-rod | May 4, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Obviously has a problem with women.

Posted by: jckdoors | May 4, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Given Huguley's All-American self-control background, this sure seems like a tragic -- uh -- misunderstanding to me.

Posted by: kinkysr | May 4, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

The hit and run driver in Connecticut was sentenced to 10 years in prison today. If this a-hole gets a day less, you'll know why. Money talks!
This poor girl. I just feel awful for her. Domestic violence by a jerk who was given everything in life. Every opportunity for free and first class, and this is what you have to show for it?! Screw you!

Posted by: FiatBooks | May 4, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

there are some things that just do not add up in this case. why did her roommate suspect alcohol poisoning? If it was so apparent to EMT's that it was trauma that cause her death and she was laying in a pool of blood on her pillow, isn't that something her roommate would have noticed? Also you would think the roommate might notice the fact her door had a gaping hole in it! or perhaps if her head had been banged against a wall enough to cause bleeding, you think blood would be somewhere else in the room! Also did Huguely place her in the bed? It's doubtful she crawled into bed after being beaten and covered herself up...did he clean up blood too? How long did he stick around after she died to place her in the bed, clean up, take her computer? Where were her roommates during all this? Out until 2am? on a sunday? I dunno something just doesn't make sense. There is no way the roommate didn't know something far worse was wrong with Yeardley. What roommate wouldn't have moved and shaken her body and tried to make her excessivley if she really believed it was just alcohol poisoning. if she really thought that she wouldnt have been afraid to touch the body for fear of contaminating evidence or hurting her. i'd bet my life the roommate knows more. it just dosn't make any sense.

Posted by: marthamoxley | May 4, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

MarthaMoxley - interesting points on the roommate. When she called 911, I'm sure that her primary purpose was to get help to the scene as quickly as possible, believing that the situation was grave. The operator probably asked what had happened and alcohol poisoning was something that popped into her mind as a possible explanation. This is different than the roommate examining the body, concluding it was alcohol poisoning and then calling 911. However, if it was the latter, I would think that the roommate would have tried hard to wake Yeardley up, including putting her on her side, in which case she would have seen the blood and the trauma. Most college students call 911 for suspected alcohol poisoning only when they are sure it's absolutely necessary so I'm not sure how the physical conditions went unnoticed.

Posted by: meganrachele | May 4, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

"Big man on campus" misogynistic dirt bag, everything handed to him on a silver platter since birth. Beats his ex to death and then is surprised to land in jail. Probably the first time he ever had to account for his stupid, macho, swaggering behavior. The kind of man I loathed in high school and the kind that churns my guts forty years later. Not such a big shot no, huh, fellah? A-hole murderer.

Posted by: azumaguy | May 4, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

If he did kill her, he deserves the death penalty. But first he should get a fair trial. Judging from the comments here, he's already been convicted by people that know next to nothing about what happened. It might be best to wait until you find out what happened before a guilty decision is handed down.

Posted by: Richard_Shaw | May 4, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

George Huguely has gotten away with bullying and harassing women for too long -- the police officer who had to taser him for abusive behavior and now the ex-girlfriend who died because of it. The truth is coming out and no one will be able to excuse his behavior any longer no matter how hard they try.

Posted by: newsjunkie56 | May 7, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

I believe due to the high-profile nature of this case, along with the past of the accused, that the commonwealth attorney will ask for the death penalty.

A trial will ensue.

He won't get the death penalty but will get life in prison. I don't see a situation where he gets off without any jail time.

I blame the parents of this man. George Huguely, Sr. and Marta Murphy you are the only ones to blame for this crime.

Why you ask?

For the past 4 years the accused has had legal problems and altercations with the police. It came to the point that his own father filed physical abuse charges against him.

If they were responsible parents they should have gotten him anger management and alcohol addiction help the first time it happened. If he didn't make progress he should have been removed from UVA. It is here where UVA also dropped the ball. They should have put him on suspension based on this and most certainly removed him from the team. Perhaps the threat of not playing would have been enough to keep him in line, thus preventing this crime.

I would not be surprised if the Huguely business suffered losses due to this. What company or person would want to support a company whose proceeds indirectly supported the defense of a man suspected of killing an innocent girl. Not many I would hope.

Posted by: ARParr82 | May 7, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

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