Almost two years after the death of Yeardley Love, former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely was found guilty of second-degree murder and grand larceny.
The two, who had been in an on-and-off relationship during their final year at UVA, were set to graduate just weeks after the incident. Huguely expressed no emotion during the reading of the verdicts, according to USA Today.
Second-degree murder can carry a sentence ranging from five to 40 years in prison, while grand larceny ranges from zero to 20 years.
According to sources, their relationship was marked by infidelity and jealousy by both parties. On the night of Love's killing, a hole was punched in her door, and it was concluded that she died of blunt force trauma.
In his closing remarks, prosecutor Warren D. Chapman claimed that Huguely was a controlling abuser who killed Love in a jealous rage.
After enduring the tragic events, Sharon and Lexi Love, Yeardley's mother and sister, were the first to take the stand. Though the verdict is nothing but a minor relief, it will end the Love's wait for justice.
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