June 3, 2010
It was one month ago that the University of Virginia was torn apart after lacrosse player Yeardley Love was found dead and another lacrosse player, George Huguely, was charged with her murder.
Love was found dead in her bedroom in a 14th Street apartment, lying in a pool of blood with severe cuts and bruises to her face.
Her ex-boyfriend, George Huguely, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder a few hours later.
Search warrants indicate that Huguely admitted to kicking down Love's bedroom door. He told police "he was involved in an altercation with Yeardley Love, and that during the course of the altercation, he shook Love and her head repeatedly hit the wall," according to court documents.
After Huguely appeared in court via video, his attorney said Love's death was an accident.
"We are confident that Miss Love's death was not intended, but an accident with a tragic outcome," said Fran Lawrence, Huguely's attorney.
Vigils followed in the days after Love's death, as students tried to understand what happened.
Both lacrosse teams decided to keep playing after getting the blessing of Love's family. The women's team won its first tournament game with Love's mother and sister in the stands.
Meanwhile, Huguely has been in jail for 31 days without bond.
Huguely's case will be back in Charlottesville General District Court next Thursday, June 10, where it is presumed a preliminary hearing date will be set.
Several scholarships have been established in Love's name since her death. The Yeardley Love Women's Lacrosse Scholarship will go to a member of the women's lacrosse team. The Virginia Athletics Foundation has raised nearly $375,000 of the $500,000 goal.
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