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George Huguely murder trial resumes


View Photo Gallery: The former university men’s lacrosse player is accused in the 2010 death of Yeardley Love, his ex-girlfriend and a player on the women’s lacrosse team.

CHARLOTTESVILLE-The prosecution’s case continued Monday in the murder trial of George Huguely V, 24, of Chevy Chase.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - FEB 9: George Huguely V is escorted to Charlottesville Circuit Court. (Photo by Sabrina Schaeffer/The Daily Progress)

Gormley ruled Love died of blunt force trauma to the head, a conclusion aired during prior court proceedings after Huguely’s May 3, 2010 arrest. He and Love, who was from Cockeysville, Md., were seniors at the University of Virginia and members of the lacrosse teams.

Huguely has pleaded not guilty to murder and five other charges. His defense team — whose case has yet to start — has indicated it will challenge Gormley’s ruling and counter with medical witnesses who will say Love could have died died from an irregular heartbeat brought on by Adderall, a drug prescribed to treat attention-deficit problems.

The jury of seven men and seven women — which includes two alternates — is expected to hear testimony all week, including Saturday if needed.

Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire said he would consider an unusual weekend session after jury selection took longer than anticipated and pushed back opening statements and the start of testimony.

For updates from the trial, you can follow Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) on Twitter.

More coverage of the trial:

Ex-teammates: Huguely drank heavily 4 times a week

She the People: Yeardley Love was not alone

Huguely pleads not guilty in Love’s slaying

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