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."