October 26, 2011
The George Huguely murder case was back in Charlottesville Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon.
Huguely's defense attorneys asked for the same thing they were denied last year: access to Yeardley Love's medical records.
After 30 minutes of debate, the judge delayed a decision on the medical records. The issue will be back in court on Monday, Nov. 7, at which point the judge is expected to make a ruling.
The George Huguely case will be back in court on Wednesday. It's an unexpected development since the murder trial is not scheduled to begin until February 2012.
The Charlottesville Circuit Court clerk says the hearing is scheduled for 5 p.m. and will be held in the main courtroom, which suggests it's open to the public and the press.
Huguely's defense attorneys will be in Charlottesville Circuit Court on Oct. 26 to ask for the same thing they were denied last year: Yeardley Love's medical records.
The former University of Virginia men's lacrosse player is charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of Love, his ex-girlfriend, in May 2010. She was found dead in her 14th Street apartment days before she was set to graduate.
In a December 2010 hearing, defense attorneys asked the judge for Love's medical records, but were denied. The judge believed the defense was "going on a fishing expedition".
However, the defense is refiling the motion because they say they won't be able to properly defend Huguely without the medical records.
Huguely's attorneys are trying to prove that the presence of alcohol and adderall in the UVa women's lacrosse player's system caused her death, not the blows from her ex-lover.
Huguely has not attended previous court hearings, and there's no indication he'll be in court on Wednesday.