A University of Virginia lacrosse player charged with killing a member of the women's lacrosse team told investigators he had a violent fight with her, according to a search warrant affidavit released Tuesday.
George Huguely, 22, was arrested hours after a roommate found Yeardly Love's body Monday morning in her off-campus apartment in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A relationship between Love, also 22, and Huguely had just ended, Charlottesville Police Det. Lisa Reeves wrote in a sworn statement used to obtain a search warrant.
"George Huguely admitted on May 3, 2010 that he was involved in an altercation with Yeardly Love and that during the course of the altercation he shook Love and her head repeatedly hit the wall," Reeves wrote.
Love had "a large bruise on the right side of her face which appears to have been caused by blunt force trauma," according to the document. She was found face-down in a pool of blood.
Love and Huguely played on their school's highly ranked lacrosse teams, which are preparing for the NCAA championship tournaments later this month.