The high-profile murder trial involving two athletes at the University of Virginia got under way today, with the legal teams of George Huguely and victim Yeardley Love staking out their cases:
- Prosecutors: They opened with an email that Huguely sent to Love days before her death, reports the Washington Post. "I should have killed you," it read in part. They said Huguely broke down her bedroom door in a rage and shook her so violently that her head struck the wall.
- Defense: They said that a drunken Huguely went to her apartment only to make up from a fight and that she struck her head on the floor, not the wall, when the couple fell off the bed together. He left not knowing she was hurt, they said. Why did he steal her computer? "To get her to reach out" to him the next day. “Everything that happened here was unintended and unexpected," said one of his attorneys.