Ex-U.Va. Lacrosse Player May Seek Retrial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend have asked a judge for a hearing on a motion to have the case retried.

George Huguely and his lawyers appeared in Charlottesville Circuit Court on Friday on a separate motion filed on behalf of several media outlets seeking to have the trial’s evidence made public. Judge Edward Hogshire gave media attorney Robert Yates two weeks to come up with a proposal on the best way to make the evidence available.

The Daily Progress reports Huguely lawyer Francis McQ. Lawrence also asked for a hearing on a “motion for retrial.” No details were given.

Huguely faces 26 years in prison in the 2010 death of University of Virginia women’s lacrosse player Yeardley Love of Cockeysville.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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