CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBSDC) — Cameras will be barred from the courtroom when a former University of Virginia lacrosse player is sentenced on second-degree murder and grand larceny charges.
Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Edward Hogshire rejected requests by local media on Wednesday to allow video cameras, a photographer and a still camera during George Huguely V’s sentencing hearing to take place August 30.
Huguely, of Chevy Chase, was convicted in February in the May 2010 murder of Yeardley Love, a University of Virginia lacrosse player.
Reports say Judge Hogshire expressed concern about worldwide media coverage in the case that could make some witnesses hesitant to testify.
A motion by the Huguely defense team seeking a new trial is still pending.
Huguely faces up to 26 years on the second-degree murder conviction and a guilty finding on another count related to Love’s slaying.