Ex-U.Va. athlete to learn fate of US Supreme Court appeal

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George Huguely V, center, is escorted out of court after being sentenced to 23 years for the murder of Yeardley Love in Charlottesville, Va., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, George Huguely V, right, is escorted by a sheriff's deputy as he arrives for his trial at the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse in Charlottesville, Va. Jurors are set to begin deliberations Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 in the trial of Huguely, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player who is charged with slaying his ex-girlfriend in a drunken rage. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
George Huguely V , left, is escorted into the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. The jury is set to begin deliberations in his case today. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
George Huguely V, arrives at the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse for the start of his trial in Charlottesville, Va, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. Huguely, is charged with the murder of fellow University of Virginia senior Yeardley Love. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
George Huguely V gets out of a Sheriff's Dept. car as he arrives for his trial at the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. Huguely, is charged with the murder of fellow University of Virginia senior Yeardley Love in May 2010. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Defense attorneys Francis McQ. Lawrence, left, and Rhonda Quagliana, talk to the press outside the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse after the sentencing of George Huguely V to 23 years for the murder of Yeardley Love in Charlottesville, Va., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is due to decide whether it will hear the case of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend.

The Daily Progress of Charlottesville reports that the Supreme Court on Monday will review a petition that defense attorneys for 27-year-old George Huguely V filed in June.

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Huguely, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is serving a 23-year sentence in Virginia. He was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Yeardley Love in 2010. Love, from suburban Baltimore, was a member of the women's lacrosse team at U.Va.

The petition says that Huguely was denied counsel when one of his attorneys fell ill during his trial and that the judge agreed to proceed despite his objections. The Court of Appeals of Virginia affirmed Huguely's conviction in 2014.

Watch: Huguely sentenced to 23 years in prison For Yeardley Love murder in 2012

Huguely Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison For Yeardley Love Murder


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