Va. Cops Retrieve Stolen Computer of Slain Student

Ex-boyfriend took it after 'altercation'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2010 1:37 PM CDT
The police booking photo of George Huguely.   (AP Photo/ Charlottsville Police Department)
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(Newser) – Police are examining the computer of Yeardley Love, the University of Virginia student killed in her dorm room, to see if it has any threatening emails from ex-boyfriend George Huguely. He admitted taking the computer after kicking in her locked bedroom door, repeatedly striking her head against the wall, and leaving her facedown on her pillow in a pool of blood. Police have since retrieved the computer, reports the Washington Post, which offers a lengthy look at the investigation involving the popular lacrosse players.

The story paints a picture of two very different people: the "radiant" Love had a "caring soul," while Huguely has a history of violent outbursts while drinking. He once scuffled with a female police officer, then got Tasered and fought even harder, shouting, "I'll kill all of y'all. I'm not going to jail." Police are investigating witness reports he was drinking throughout the day Sunday before the attack. Says Love's uncle: "She had a great future, and this guy has robbed her."

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