CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The prosecution has rested in the trial of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of first-degree murder in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend.
Prosecutor Dave Chapman called about 50 witnesses over one week in the trial of 24-year-old George Huguely V before concluding his presentation to jurors Wednesday in Charlottesville Circuit Court.
The 24-year-old defendant is accused in the May 2010 death of 22-year-old Yeardley Love. She was found in her Charlottesville apartment bruised and bloodied.
The prosecution portrayed Huguely as a heavy drinking, jealous ex-boyfriend who broke into Love’s bedroom and assaulted her by banging her head against a wall. She died of blunt force trauma.
Attorneys for the Chevy Chase, Md., man have said Huguely is innocent and described Love’s death as an accident.