CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS/WTVR/AP) George Huguely, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player being held on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Yeardley Love, has been charged with an additional five counts.
UVA Lacrosse Murder: New Charges Filed Against George Huguely in Death of Yeardley Love
Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Chapman filed the new charges of felony murder, robbery, burglary, statutory burglary, and grand larceny against the 22-year-old Friday.
Huguely waived his right to appear by video at a brief hearing Monday morning when the new charges were entered into the record in Charlottesville General District Court, reports CBS affiliate WTVR.
Charlottesville police have charged Huguely with first-degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend and fellow classmate Yeardley Love. Huguely claims the death was an accident.
Upset over their recent break-up, Huguely allegedly broke into Love's apartment May 3 and shook her while her head struck the wall.
Police say Huguely admitted that he saw blood dripping from 22-year-old's nose before he pushed her back down on her bed, stole her computer which contained e-mails exchanged between the two, and fled.
Huguely has been in solitary confinement in a Charlottesville jail for the past seven months while awaiting his Jan. 21 preliminary hearing. The hearing has since been postponed to a date still to be determined.