UVa Lacrosse Player Guilty of Murder, Gets 26 Years

George Huguely sentenced for killing Yeardley Love
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2012 6:16 PM CST
Updated Feb 22, 2012 9:18 PM CST
George Huguely V , left, is escorted into court in Charlottesville, Va., today.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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(Newser) – The University of Virginia's high-profile murder trial has resulted in a second-degree murder conviction of former lacrosse player George Huguely, reports the Daily Progress. The jury sentenced the 24-year-old to 26 years in prison for killing fellow senior Yeardley Love in her apartment in 2010, reports the Washington Post. Jurors compromised between prosecutors' request for a first-degree conviction, which could have brought a life sentence, and the defense's hopes for manslaughter.

"Every single day is different," Love's mother told jurors during the sentencing phase. "Some days it's just unbearable." (Read more George Huguely stories.)

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