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George Huguely, former UVA lacrosse player convicted of murder, denied new trial in Yeardley Love case

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George Huguely (left) and Yeardley Love
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(CBS/AP) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A Virginia judge denied a new trial motion for George Huguely, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love.

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Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire rejected a defense motion Wednesday that would set aside  Huguely's second-degree murder conviction and order a new trial in the May 2010 killing of Love.

Huguely was convicted in February for killing Love in a violent encounter at her Charlottesville apartment.

Huguely's attorney argued for a new trial and a change of venue on June 13, citing a series of errors before and during his trial. Hogshire said he denied the motion because there was overwhelming evidence to support Huguely's conviction.

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

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