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George Huguely's Request For New Trial Denied

Former UVA lacrosse player to be sentenced Aug. 30

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George Huguely, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player from Chevy Chase convicted in February of killing his ex-girlfriend, has lost his bid for a new trial, according to the Associated Press.

The defense team for Hugely had asked that his second-degree murder conviction be set aside and a new trial be ordered. Huguely's attorneys cited a series of errors before and during his trial.

But Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire rejected the defense's motion, saying there is overwhelming evidence to support Huguely's conviction.

Huguely was found guilty earlier this year of killing Yeardley Love, who was also a lacrosse player UVA. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 30. He faces up to 26 years in prison. 

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