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George Huguely, former UVA lacrosse player convicted of murder, seeks new trial venue, attorneys say

George Huguely arrives at the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 AP Photo/Norm Shafer

George Huguely at Charlottesville Circuit courthouse on Feb. 18, 2012
AP Photo/Norm Shafer

(CBS/AP) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Lawyers for former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely are seeking a new venue for the trial of a wrongful death lawsuit against him. Huguely is convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love.

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Huguely's lawyers filed a motion on Wednesday requesting a change of venue, arguing that Huguely can't get a fair trial in Charlottesville Circuit Court. Another defense motion filed Wednesday said the lawsuit doesn't present enough evidence to support its allegations.

Jurors in Charlottesville Circuit Court found Huguely guilty on February of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the May 2010 death of Love. Love's mother filed the lawsuit on April 26.

Complete coverage of the Yeardley Love case on Crimesider

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