January 24, 2012
The George Huguely murder trial is scheduled to start in less than two weeks. Before the accused killer goes in front of a jury, his attorneys filed a flurry of motions Monday and Tuesday.
Among the court documents filed, Huguely's lawyers are asking to show picture evidence to potential jurors before they are selected to make sure they are impartial. Also, Huguely's defense team is asking for a projector, flat screen monitor and their own stenographer in the courtroom.
Huguely's lawyers also requested for a second time that the jury be sequestered. That means the group of 12 would not return home at the end of each trial day but instead, stay at a hotel, where they would not be privy to any outside information about the case.
Meanwhile, the City of Charlottesville is continuing to prepare for what's sure to be a media spectacle.
Attorneys for both the City and Huguely will be in court for a hearing Thursday to debate the City's media plan. Charlottesville wants coverage of the trial to be seamless while Huguely's lawyers want the trial to be fair.
The former UVa men's lacrosse player is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and former UVa women's lacrosse player Yeardley Love.
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