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George Huguely interrogation in Yeardley Love's murder shown to public

George Huguely and Yeardley Love AP/Daily Progress via Charlottesville Police Department

George Huguely and Yeardley Love
George Huguely and Yeardley Love
AP/Daily Progress via Charlottesville Police Department

(CBS/WTVR) - A video of George Huguely's police interrogation was shown Tuesday at a presentation of evidence from the trial of the former University of Virginia lacrosse player who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love.

Pictures: Yeardley Love murdered, George Huguely charged

Close to 30 people gathered at the Charlottesville courtroom for an open display of evidence which had been kept from the media and public until now, reports CBS affiliate WTVR.

The tape, which was played for the jury before they began their deliberations, showed Huguely's reaction upon learning of Love's death.

According to WTVR, Huguely reacted on the tape by putting his head down on the table in front of him and started to hyperventilate through tears.

He reportedly repeated over and over that he refused to believe Love was dead. In the middle of Huguely's reaction police stand him up to handcuff him.

WTVR reports that Huguely can be seen leaning his head against a cement wall while claiming, "Oh my God, kill me."

"His own statements convicted him," Charlottesville attorney Scott Goodman  said, after observing the evidence. "No conviction could have been obtained in this case without his statement, there wouldn't have been enough evidence."

About 200 crime scene photos and email correspondences were also shown Tuesday, including lengthy exchanges of insults between Love and Huguely that were put on a monitor for the public to read, WTVR reported.

Huguely was convicted of second-degree murder in February for Love's 2010 slaying. He's scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 30.

Complete coverage of the Yeardley Love case on Crimesider

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