(CBS/WTVR) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Lawyers for the former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his girlfriend, Yeardley Love, are expected to argue in court today that excessive pretrial publicity will make it difficult to select an impartial local jury.
In pretrial motions filed on Oct. 25, George Huguely's defense attorneys asked that any juror be sequestered, reports CBS affiliate WTVR. His lawyers also recommended the use of a juror questionnaire and that potential jurors be questioned individually as part of the selection process.
The hearing scheduled for Monday is also likely to include an argument over whether Love's medical records should be sealed or made available for further review, WTVR reports.
Huguely, 24, is charged with first-degree murder in the May 3, 2010 slaying of the 22-year-old Love, a fellow UVA student and lacrosse player. He also faces charges of felony murder, robbery, burglary, statutory burglary and grand larceny. The 23-year-old is accused of kicking in the door of Love's apartment and slamming her head into a wall.