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VIRGINIA LACROSSE SLAYING
Court hears appeal of former U.Va. lacrosse player convicted of killing ex-girlfriend in 2010
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:38 PM EST
The Court of Appeals of Virginia is weighing a request for a new trial by a former University of Virginia lacrosse player who was convicted in the 2010 beating death of his ex-girlfriend.
Most of the one-hour hearing focused on a Sixth Amendment question: whether Huguely was denied counsel when one of his attorneys became ill during his trial in Charlottesville.
Attorney Paul D. Clement also raises three other issues in seeking a new trial for Huguely, who is from Chevy Chase, Md.
Huguely is serving a 23-year prison term for Love's slaying.