CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS/AP) New details have emerged in the investigation into the murder of University of Virginia student Yeardley Love.
According to documents filed in the Charlottesville Circuit court, Love and her suspected murderer George Huguely had gotten into a fight a few days before she was found slain in her apartment on May 3.
The search warrant affidavits released late Tuesday reveal fragments of an e-mail exchange between Love and her classmate and ex-boyfriend Huguely.
Police say they were able to locate and extract the e-mail from the memory of Love's laptop after Huguely confessed to stealing her computer and dumping it in a trash bin.
Charlottesville police detective Lisa T. Reeves wrote in the affidavit that the e-mail "is evidence of a prior incident between Huguely and Love." But the cause and details remain a mystery to the public whose copy of the affidavit contains blacked out text.
The affidavit obtained by police also contains an account from one of Love's sorority sisters who claims she saw a fight between the former couple in which Love hit Huguely with her purse in his apartment.
Charlottesville Police have charged the 22-year-old Huguely with first-degree murder in the death of Yeardley Love; however, Huguely claims the tragedy which devastated Love's family, friends, and the entire UVA campus was an accident.
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