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Court Docs Reveal New Key Details in Murder of College Student

Court Docs Reveal New Key Details in Murder of College Student

Virginia men's lacrosse player George Huguely, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of UVA women's lacrosse player Yeardley Love. Charlottsville Police Department

Washington Post via YellowBrix

July 11, 2010

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – George Huguely V told Charlottesville police that he “saw blood coming from Yeardley Love’s nose,” as he banged her head against a wall during an assault May 3 that led to her death, according to police and court records released Thursday.

Love died of blunt force trauma to the head, the Virginia State Medical Examiner said Wednesday in officially ruling Love’s death a homicide.

Huguely, a former player on the University of Virginia lacrosse team, also was carrying a passport in the shorts he was wearing during the assault, according to search warrants filed in Circuit Court.

During a search of the black Chevy Tahoe driven by Huguely and registered to his father, George IV, police found handwritten notes, a digital camera and flip phone, according to a list of what was removed during the search.

A letter addressed to Love also was found in the apartment of Huguely V, although the contents of the letters and notes were not detailed by police.

Huguely, 22, of Chevy Chase, remains held without bond, charged with murder in Love’s death. Love, 22 of Cockeysville, was Hugely’s ex-girlfriend and also played lacrosse at U.Va..

Huguely told police that he had exchanged emails with Love before going to her apartment and breaking down her bedroom door, police told a judge in seeking a search warrant of his apartment and of Love’s residence. Roommates discovered Love facedown on her pillow in a bloody pool. Huguely told police he had been in a relationship with Love that had ended, the records show.

Huguely took Love’s computer from her apartment, he told police, and disposed of it. It was not clear from the information on police warrants whether one of the two computers later found during a search of Huguely’s apartment belonged to Love.


Yeardley Love [University of Virginia]

Huguely told police that Love was wearing a black T-shirt and underwear when he broke into her room, and that she had the shirt on when he left, police said in seeking court permission to search Huguely’s Charlottesville apartment. The roommates who found Love told police she was not wearing a shirt when they entered and she did not have it on when emergency responders arrived, the police records show.

Photos from the crime scene, police said, showed a black shirt lying on the bedroom floor near where Love was found, but when police searched Love’s apartment on May 7, after learning of the discrepancy over the T-shirt, they did not find it, according to information filed with a court. The records indicate that police did not remove anything from the apartment that day.

The records unsealed by a Charlottesville court Thursday were opened after legal challenges by The Washington Post, Charlottesville Daily Progress, Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Associated Press. The media organizations argued on July 1 that court orders that sealed the search warrants and items found during searches should be open to public view under Virginia state law.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney for Charlottesville and local police had asked to have that information sealed by a local court shortly after the killing as they investigated the death. They argued that the temporary sealing of the records that is provided for under Virginia state law should continue because disclosure of information could prejudice potential jurors should Huguely’s case go to the trial.

The media outlets countered that the temporary seal — which is granted when police fear a suspect could flee, or evidence may be destroyed or co-conspirators or witnesses may not cooperate — no longer was applicable because Huguely was jailed and was the lone suspect, as police testimony affirmed.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    JP503 I agree,. This POS doesn't deserve to breathe the same air as we do.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago

    He deserves everthing that's coming to him but he'll prolly show that he is not capable of standing trial and have psychiatrists and psychologists testify on his behalf.

  • Radio2_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Mr. Huguely I hope you enjoy prison.. You are lower than scum...

    As for Yeardley Reynolds Love may you Rest in Peace..

  • Chris_and_i_in_uniform_max50


    about 4 years ago


    he should be put to death for killing her

  • Angel_kincaid_park_2014_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Well, you won't be beating on little girls in prison POS, Have fun with that........

  • Hard_badge_002_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Huguely..The last,rot in hell ,now you'll be with people who arent little girls!!!

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50


    about 4 years ago


    Huguely is in for a big surprise when he gets to the big house. He's got it coming, too !!! R.I.P. Yeardley Love

  • Pug_max600_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Additional: George Huguely, charged with first-degree murder in his former girlfriend's death, had a violent past. He had been Tasered by a female police officer in 2008, after threatening her in a drunken rage. Real piece of work.

  • Pug_max600_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Yeardley Reynolds Love RIP. Mr. Huguely,The Fifth, May you have many years to regret your actions. Prison is an excellent place to practice anger management and the lessons do have a lot of homework. The Boys will be happy to tutor you.

  • 687-45b_5270


    about 4 years ago


    RIP Yeardley. I hope he realizes that spoiled kids get eaten alive in prison. Well, maybe mom and dad can but him a nice lover.

  • Image_max50


    about 4 years ago


    What an idiot.I hope they put him a way for a very long time.

  • Topcat3_max50


    about 4 years ago


    What a POS.

  • Jack-sparrow-pirates-of-the-caribbean_max50


    about 4 years ago


    An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Lets see what happens when he rejects his new roomate Bubba.

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Huguely is nothing more than a spoiled bully who doesn't like rejection. I hope you rot in hell. Rest in Peace Yeardley.

  • 21_max50


    about 4 years ago


    I hope he rots....

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