WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

George Huguely's Request For New Trial Denied

Former UVA lacrosse player to be sentenced Aug. 30

Play associated audio

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. 

NPR

Dean Jones, Herbie's Driver In Disney Movies, Dies At Age 84

Actor Dean Jones, who starred in The Love Bug, That Darn Cat! and other classic Walt Disney movies, also played the role of Bobby in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim's Company.
NPR

From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

NPR

Fears Of Marijuana 'Monopoly' In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization

Ohio will vote this fall on whether to legalize marijuana. The measure allows 10 growing sites; 10 groups of big investors already have dibs. Some would-be pot proponents are crying foul.
NPR

Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.