CHEVY CHASE, Md. (CBSDC) — The University of Virginia lacrosse murder trial is generating strong reaction around the Washington region.
A jury found George Huguely guilty of second degree murder in the killing of ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love. Prosecutors had been seeking a first degree murder conviction, but after nearly two weeks of testimony and nine hours of deliberations, a jury pool made up of seven men and five women opted for the lesser charge.
Second degree murder means Huguely’s killing of Love was malicious, but not premeditated. He faces a sentence of five to 40 years.
The jury also found the Chevy Chase lacrosse player guilty of grand larceny, but acquitted him of all other charges.
Shortly after the verdict was announced, WNEW’s Cameron Thompson went to Huguely’s hometown to get their reaction.
Below is some of what Chevy Chase residents had to say.
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