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George Huguely To Be Sentenced In August For Yeardley Love Murder

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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/AP) — Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely will be sentenced Aug. 30 for the beating death of his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love.

Huguely’s sentencing date was scheduled Monday in Charlottesville Circuit Court, according to the clerk’s office. The Chevy Chase, Md., man was found guilty of second-degree murder in February for the slaying of Love.

The suburban Baltimore woman was Huguely’s on-again, off-again girlfriend and a member of U.Va.’s women’s lacrosse team. She was found dead in her Charlottesville apartment with injuries from a beating.

Huguely faces up to 26 years on the second-degree murder conviction and a guilty finding on another count related to Love’s slaying.

Huguely’s attorneys have already asked a judge for a hearing on a motion to have the case retried.

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