- The Washington Times - Monday, May 3, 2010

A University of Virginia lacrosse player is facing murder charges in a death of another player, according to Charlottesville police.

George Huguely, 22, of Chevy Chase, Md., is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Yeardley Love, 22, of Cockeysville, Md., according to Charlottesville Chief of Police Tim Longo. He is being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

One of Love’s roomates returned to the woman’s apartment early Monday morning and discovered the lacrosse player’s body — which showed “obvious physical injuries,” according to Longo — in Love’s bedroom.

The roommate quickly called police at about 2:15 a.m., and despite paramedics’ attempts to revive Love, Longo said, it was “fairly apparent to personnel that she was dead upon arrival.”

Because of a past relationship between Huguely and Love, Huguely quickly became a focus of the police investigation, and a warrant was issued for his arrest shortly after, according to Longo. Huguely, who lives near Love’s apartment, then was taken into custody.

Huguely is a senior at Virginia and a member of the school’s lacrosse team. He attended the Landon School in Bethesda, where he was an All-American lacrosse player and quarterback of the football team.

Love, a native of Baltimore, attended Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, Md., and was a member of the women’s lacrosse team.

“These are two young people that stood at the threshold of the rest of their lives,” Leonard W. Sandridge, the university’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, told reporters outside the Charlottesville police headquarters Monday afternoon. “It’s very difficult for the entire university community. There’s a lot of people hurting.”

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