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George Huguely Denied New Trial: Virginia Judge Rejects Motion In Yeardly Love Murder Case

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FILE- In this Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012 file photo George Huguely V , left, is escorted into the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse in Charlottesville, Va. Sharon Love the mother of Yeardley Love who Huguley was convicted of killing, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the team's coaches and the state on Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
FILE- In this Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012 file photo George Huguely V , left, is escorted into the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse in Charlottesville, Va. Sharon Love the mother of Yeardley Love who Huguley was convicted of killing, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the team's coaches and the state on Thursday, May 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend has been denied a new trial.

Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire on Wednesday rejected a defense motion to set aside George Huguely V's second-degree murder conviction and order a new trial in the May 2010 killing of Yeardley Love. Hogshire says there was overwhelming evidence to support Huguely's conviction.

The Chevy Chase, Md., man was convicted in February of killing the suburban Baltimore woman in a violent encounter in her Charlottesville apartment.

In arguing for a new trial, attorneys for Huguely cited a series of errors before and during his trial.

Huguely's sentencing is Aug. 30. He faces up to 26 years in prison.

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