Investigators said Mr. Huguely was cooperative and seemed unaware that Love, a member of Virginia’s women’s lacrosse team, was dead until they informed him. Mr. Huguely also told them he took Love’s missing laptop and dumped it in a trash can. Mr. Huguely was arrested the day of the killing and has been in jail since.
A potential male juror told the courtroom that he was on the Virginia faculty and that he and his three sons are athletes.
“I know the violence of the games. I was there, my sons were there, and, boy, was I scared.”
The man did pause, however, when the defense asked him how he would feel returning to work after handing down a potential not-guilty verdict.
“I think I could handle it,” he said.
A profile of Mr. Huguely, who attended the exclusive Landon School in Bethesda, as a hard-drinking and occasionally violent young man emerged soon after his arrest.
Police reports show the former high school quarterback and All-American lacrosse star was arrested in 2008 for public drunkenness and resisting arrest outside a fraternity house near the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va.
A female police officer reportedly needed a Taser to subdue Mr. Huguely. He reportedly yelled in the police station “I’ll kill all of y’all. I’m not going to jail.”
Mr. Huguely later pleaded guilty, receiving probation and a 60-day suspended sentence.
Outside the courtroom, a typical Monday in the historic college town was interrupted by the whirring of satellite vans parked around town and news crews running through live shots.
Officials said they’ve received about 150 requests for media credentials. News vans began lining streets on Sunday and a remote viewing location was set up across the street for spillover from the 200-seat courthouse.View Entire Story
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Meredith Somers is a Metro reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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