Jury Recommends 26-Year Sentence For George Huguely

Former U.Va. lacrosse player convicted of 2nd degree murder of Yeardley Love
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Left: Yeardley Love Right: George Huguely V  (Credit: University of Virginia / Charlottesville Police Department)

Left: Yeardley Love Right: George Huguely V (Credit: University of Virginia / Charlottesville Police Department)

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBSDC) — A jury recommended George Huguely V be sentenced to 26 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love during a drunken rampage in the early morning hours of May 3, 2010.

Huguely, a former U.Va. lacrosse player, was convicted of second degree murder earlier Wednesday night.

It took jurors roughly three hours to recommend the sentence, which is comprised of a 25-year sentence for the murder conviction and one year for the larceny charge.

Sentencing in a second-degree murder conviction in Virginia can range between 5 and 40 years, while grand larceny’s sentencing range is between one and 20 years.

Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire will formally sentence Huguely in April. He is not bound by the jury’s recommendations.

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