Reporting Mary Bubala
COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (WJZ)—An inside look at the case against the lacrosse player accused of killing Cockeysville native Yeardley Love. The court clerk opened the courtroom to the public where evidence from the case was on display.
Mary Bubala reports.
The evidence was on display inside the same courtroom where George Huguely was convicted of murdering Yeardley Love, who grew up in Cockeysville.
It included more than 200 photos from the case, including from the crime scene. One photo showed a blood stain in Love’s apartment and a 12-inch hole in a door, where Huguely kicked it.
Also on display were text messages and email exchanges between the couple, including one that revolved around Love finding Huguely with two high school aged girls one day.
“You’re the biggest scumbag I’ve ever met,” wrote Yeardley.
Huguely replied: “You’re so (expletive) stupid.”
It’s evidence jurors in the case saw firsthand. But they also had to look at Love’s autopsy photos, which are not being released to the public. At the time one juror described what he saw and said they would haunt him for a long time.
“Her eye was completely swollen shut. You couldn’t even open it,” said Ian Glomski, juror. “The truth is, the scar is going to be there my whole life. I never knew Yeardley Love, but I got to know her best friends, I got to know her family, I got to see parts of her life in photographs.”
Love, who grew up in Cockeysville, was killed in May 2010.
Huguely was found guilty of second-degree murder and grand larceny in February.
“We all did not think that the killing was premeditated. We don’t think he went over there with the purpose of killing Yeardley Love. George’s statement was very painful and I feel for him, but he bears his responsibility for what happened. I wish we weren’t put in that situation to make that judgment. I wish none of it ever happened,” Glomski said.
The jury recommended Huguely spend 26 years behind bars. He will be sentenced in August. The evidence will be on display again Wednesday.
Yeardley Love’s mother has filed a civil suit against Huguely, seeking $30 million in damages.