Ex-U.Va. Athlete Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review Murder Case

Virginia Lacrosse Slaying

A former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case.

George Huguely V's lawyers argue in their petition that his Sixth Amendment rights were violated during his 2012 trial in Charlottesville, The Daily Progress reports. The petition filed last week says Huguely was denied counsel when one of his attorneys fell ill during his trial and the judge agreed to proceed despite his objections.

Huguely, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is serving a 23-year sentence in Virginia. He was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Yeardley Love in 2010. Love, from suburban Baltimore, was a member of the women's lacrosse team at U.Va.

The Court of Appeals of Virginia affirmed Huguely's conviction in 2014.

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