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Court Rejects George Huguely's Appeal for New Trial

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Former UVA lacrosse player George Huguely won’t be getting a new trial for the murder of fellow UVA student, Yeardley Love. Former UVA lacrosse player George Huguely won’t be getting a new trial for the murder of fellow UVA student, Yeardley Love.
RICHMOND (WRIC) - Former UVA lacrosse player George Huguely won't be getting a new trial for the murder of fellow UVA student, Yeardley Love.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Virginia Court of Appeals rejected George Huguely's appeal for a new trial.

Huguely is currently serving a 23-year prison term after being convicted of second-degree murder for the 2010 beating death of his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love. His lawyers argued for an appeal, claiming Huguely was denied his 6th amendment right to counsel when one of his lawyers fell ill during his trial.

Huguely's other attorney told the judge he could continue despite objections from Huguely saying he didn't want to.

The appeal also raised questions about jury selection and instructions.

But Tuesday the appeals court ruled the conviction will stand. ABC 8News reached out to Huguely's attorneys for comment on the ruling but have not yet received a response.

"We continue in our love and support for George," says Huguely's mother Marta Murphy in response to the court decision. "Our lawyers are evaluating all options to get him a fair trial."


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