May 4th, 2010
07:35 PM ET

Affidavit: Lacrosse player killed in fight after breakup

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.

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  1. Joanie

    CNN, please change the ridiculous headline. This wasn't a "fight." A fight implies both parties attacking each other. This beast beat the young woman to death. There was no fight.

    May 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Diane

    I agree. This wasn't a fight, this was a 22 year old college student who had alcoholic problems, abusive behavior and combined it ended up in killing this lovely girl.

    May 4, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. samoa

    Agreed, drugs may also play a role. No excuse.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. abe froman

    Let the courts decide.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 4WrenSick

    None of us know what happened, only what we read. And that, I'll bet you, that is incorrect.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Maria

    I can't believe people can't see what this is... a case of dating violence. I hope that man gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. RIP Yeardley and my sympathies to her family.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. michellefrommadison

    Has it been proven yet that Yeardly did not bring this on herself by her own misconduct, because CNN has been totally incorrect about lacrosse players before.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. robin

    Update for michellefrommadison – NO misconduct is deserving of a single punch, let alone being beaten to death. Seems like you are trying to suggest that Yeardly acted inaproipriately based on pretty much nothing but your own imagination – similar to the way the prosecutor incorrectly vilified the Duke players with nothing substantial to support it. If you are so horrified with CNN for their reporting, you should be horrified with yourself for your ignorant post.

    May 5, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. dema

    I cannot believe that michellefrommadison would even suggest this young lady brought this on herself. According to reports, they had recently broken up. Agreed they might have had an argument. Who knows? But to suggest that she asked for or her conduct is to blame for her bedroom door being kicked in and her being beaten and her head banged against the wall until she died is in any way her fault is absolutely beyong my comprehension.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. jim

    the fight refers to the verbal altercation that led up to the alleged beating.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. Chas.A

    There is never – repeat NEVER – any excuse for any man employing physical injury to a woman as was the instance here. Whether shaking, or hitting, or some combination, none can be excused. It looks as though it's a combination of liquor and a broken relationship and an attack for which this young man should get at least 20-25 years without parole, and I'd vote for worse.

    May 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Adam

    She must have not made dinner,

    May 12, 2010 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. betty

    No one kills another human being out of love. Love should not be used in the same sentence. No one has control over another human being.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |