CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -
By STEVE SZKOTAK
The attorney representing a former University of Virginia lacrosse player acknowledges his client had a role in his ex-girlfriend's slaying but blamed his actions on youthful indiscretion and the couple's volatile relationship.
Defense attorney Francis McQ. Lawrence delivered his closing arguments Saturday in the murder trial of Georg Huguely V. He is seeking a lesser verdict from jurors than the first-degree murder conviction sought by prosecutors in the May 2010 death of Yeardley Love.
Jurors will begin deliberations on Wednesday.
During his closing, prosecutor Dave Chapman said Love was killed in a drunken, jealously-fueled rage.