By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Nebraska's Will Compton may never forget the agonizing details of his first two conference championship game.
The high-profile murder trial of former University of Virginia lacrosse player George W. Huguely V will go to a jury Wednesday, following a weekend of dramatic closing arguments.
Prosecutors in their closing arguments on Saturday portrayed George W. Huguely V as a hulking male athlete kicking in a bedroom door and scaring a young woman half his size into cowering on her bed in a corner before he killed her.
The murder trial of George W. Huguely V was delayed for a second day because of an ill attorney, setting up a busy Saturday in which the defense is expected to conclude its case before closing arguments.
Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George W. Huguely V "had no intent to kill" his onetime girlfriend, his defense attorney said Wednesday, urging jurors to consider manslaughter charges instead of murder in the first day of the high-profile trial.
For 16-year-old Princess Lawrence, it was dizzying to be one of 15 high school students invited to the White House as Michelle Obama honored the winners of the National Design Awards.
Mr. Lawrence also said Huguely has the support of his family and that he remains "hopeful" and "spiritual."
"George had no intention of killing Yeardley," Mr. Lawrence said. "He went there fueled with alcohol ... it turned into something ... and sadly and tragically contributed to her death."