Jurors reach verdict in ex-lacrosse player's case

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player charged with killing his ex-girlfriend .

Twenty-four-year-old George Huguely V of Chevy Chase, Md., was charged in the May 3, 2010, slaying of Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old suburban Baltimore woman.

Jurors began deliberations Wednesday after hearing nine days of testimony about the couple's volatile relationship.

Prosecutors said Huguely killed Love in a drunken, jealous rage fueled by her relationship with a North Carolina lacrosse player. Love was found battered and bruised in her Charlottesville apartment.

Huguely faced up to life in prison if convicted of the most serious charges.