A group of 12 jurors convicted George Huguely of second-degree murder and grand larceny Wednesday and recommended a sentence of 26 years. Ian Glomski is one of those jurors, and he spoke to the Newsplex about the trial that rocked Charlottesville.
George Huguely's fate is now in the hands of a 12-person jury. The former University of Virginia lacrosse player is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love. But just like the trial, the verdict will be difficult to predict.
The George Huguely murder trial has been delayed again because a member of the defense team is ill. Fran Lawrence called five witnesses Friday before telling the judge he didn't want to proceed without co-counsel Rhonda Quagliana.
George Huguely's defense team began its own witnesses Wednesday after the prosecution rested its case. Huguely's team also asked the judge to dismiss five charges against Huguely, including first-degree murder and felony murder, which was overruled.
The medical examiner who performed the autopsy on Yeardley Love's body says the former University of Virginia lacrosse player had alcohol and prescription drugs in her system at the time of her death, but not in lethal amounts.
The prosecution called its first witnesses Wednesday afternoon in the George Huguely murder trial. They included Love's mother and sister, Love's two roommates, a former UVa student, and a first responder.
The fate of George huguely and justice for Yeardley Love will lie in the hands of 12 Charlottesville residents. And the process of selecting those jurors is a science that more and more attorneys are leaving to the experts.