February 6th, 2012
03:10 AM ET

College lacrosse player's murder trial begins in Virginia

The trial of a University of Virginia lacrosse player who is accused of fatally beating his ex-girlfriend is expected to begin Monday.

George Huguely faces charges including first-degree murder in the May 2010 death of Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old senior who was also a lacrosse player.

Police were initially called to Love's off-campus Charlottesville apartment by a roommate who reported "a possible alcohol overdose," said Police Chief Tim Longo at the time.

"It was quickly apparent to them this young lady was the victim of something far worse," Longo said.

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  1. banasy©

    Sure.
    Leaving her face-down in a pool of blood was a “tragic accident”.
    Knocking her head against the wall repeatedly was a mistake, right?

    February 6, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |