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UVA Lacrosse Death: Yeardley Love Funeral to be Held in Baltimore

Yeardley Love (UVA Media Relations)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS/AP) The body of University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love will be laid to rest this weekend in Baltimore. Family, friends, and teammates will gather for her wake on Friday, and will attend the funeral Mass scheduled for Saturday morning.

PICTURES: Yeardley Love Murdered; George Huguely Charged

The wake will be held at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home in Towson, Md. on Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and then from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, reports CBS affiliate WJZ.

Love's fellow teammates on the women's lacrosse team plan on taking a break from studying for finals in order to attend the services in Towson for their "angel."

CBS NEWS spoke to Yeardley Love's uncle Granville Swope, who was an All-American lacrosse athlete at UVA. Swope recounted the way his niece radiated humor and love, saying, "She liked to call me Uncle Granny. That was as good as it gets."

Swope told CBS NEWS that he last saw his niece six weeks ago. "We enjoyed the game, we enjoyed everything about it, She loved the University of Virginia, which I do too."

The University of Virginia community commemorated the life of Love during Wednesday night's candlelight vigil. During the emotional ceremony, the University President John Casteen and several student body leaders pleaded with UVA students to protect one another and to speak up in order to prevent future atrocities.

Love, 22, was found lifeless in her apartment Monday morning. When police arrived they noticed Love's body had signs of physical trauma, and within hours had arrested prime suspect George Huguely on first-degree murder charges.

Huguely, also 22 and a lacrosse player for UVA, admitted to police in an affidavit that he shook Love and her head repeatedly hit against her bedroom wall; however, the lawyer for the accused said that Love's death was an "accident."

Throughout the investigation various reports have surfaced chronicling Huguely's prior run-ins with the law.

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PICTURES: Yeardley Love Murdered; George Huguely Charged

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