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UVA Lacrosse Death: School Not Aware of George Huguely's Violent Past

George Huguely (UVA Media Relations)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS/AP) The president of the University of Virginia says that the school was not aware of the violent past of George Huguely, suspect in the murder of UVA lacrosse player Yeardley Love.

PICTURES: Yeardley Love Murdered; George Huguely Charged

The school did not know that during an arrest for public drunkenness in 2008, Huguely resisted, threatened the life of a female police officer, and had to be tasered by police. School officials didn't know, because Huguely didn't tell them.

According to Casteen in a press conference Wednesday, UVA students are required to self-report arrests, but acknowledged there is a critical gap in the law regarding informing colleges and universities, says FoxNews.

During this incident, Huguely was, according to a statement by police, visiting a friend at Washington & Lee in Lexington, Virginia and became intoxicated. A female officer attempted to arrest Huguely, but was met with fierce resistance. When the female officer attempted to cuff Huguely, he resisted, and a brief "tussle" ensued that eventually led to the young man getting tasered.

Casteen maintains that Huguely never reported any of this.

According to CBS affiliate WJZ, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has now called for a meeting with UVA's president, saying he "wants to study and fully consider every possible idea that could help prevent such a senseless crime from taking place in the future."

Huguely, 22, is accused of murdering former girlfriend and UVA classmate Yeardley Love. Love, 22, was found dead early Monday morning by police. Her body showed obvious signs of physical trauma. Court documents show police as saying that George Huguely admitted that he and Love were involved in an altercation during which Huguely shook Love and her head repeatedly hit a wall.

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PICTURES: Yeardley Love Murdered; George Huguely Charged

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  • Caroline Black

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