Court to hear ex-Va lax player's slay appeal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The case of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his former girlfriend will be heard by the state Court of Appeals.

 
George W. Huguely V is serving a 23-year sentence for the slaying of fellow student Yeardley Love, a suburban Baltimore woman who was also a U.Va. lacrosse player.
 
The decision this week by a single judge can be challenged by either party.
 
Huguely was convicted of second-degree murder in Love's May 2010 death. The Chevy Chase, Md., man killed Love in a violent confrontation in her Charlottesville apartment.
 
The two had had an on-again, off-again relationship.
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   Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch
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