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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 02/16/2012

George Huguely trial delayed until Friday

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The judge in George Huguely V’s murder trial delayed proceedings for a day because one of the attorneys involved is ill.

Circuit Judge Edward L. Hogshire said in court that Rhonda Quagliana, one of Huguely’s defense attorneys, was not feeling well and that court would reconvene at 9 a.m. Friday.

“Time is going to be critical from now on,” Hogshire said. “Even with this delay we are on course to move the case fairly expeditiously.”

Huguely, 24, has pleaded not guilty to murder and five other counts in the 2010 death of his on-off girlfriend Yeardley Love. The two were accomplished University of Virginia lacrosse players on the verge of graduation: Huguely from Chevy Chase; and Love, 22, from Cockeysville, Md.

The trial began on Feb. 6 but has moved slower than officials predicted, largely because jury selection took longer than expected. Hoghire has indicated that he may hold court on Saturday.

Follow Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) for Twitter updates from the trial.

More coverage of the trial:

Defense expert in George Huguely trial: Yeardley Love probably smothered in pillow

Medical examiner in George Huguely trial: Blunt force trauma killed Yeardley Love

Ex-teammates: Huguely drank heavily 4 times a week

She the People: Yeardley Love was not alone

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