Former Virginia lacrosse player appeals slaying conviction

George Huguely V

George Huguely V

Yeardley Love

Yeardley Love

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ A judge is weighing arguments that a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted in the slaying of his former girlfriend did not receive a fair trial. George V. Huguely V of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is serving a 23-year sentence for the 2010 alcohol-fueled attack on Yeardley Love of suburban Baltimore. She was found dead in her Charlottesville apartment. The Daily Progress reports that an attorney representing Huguely asked a judge Wednesday to overturn his client’s 2012 second-degree murder conviction. Jonathan Sheldon told a Circuit Court judge Huguely had not received a fair trial. The 28-year-old Huguely has argued that he received ineffective representation because one of his attorneys fell ill during his trial.

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