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George Huguely murder trial: Prosecution expected to rest on Wednesday

George Huguely and Yeardley Love
George Huguely and Yeardley Love AP/Daily Progress via Charlottesville Police Department

(CBS/AP) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The prosecution is nearing the end of its presentation in the trial of former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V, who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love.

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Prosecutor Dave Chapman directed a parade of medical and forensic experts to the stand on Tuesday in Huguely's first-degree murder trial. The prosecution, after a week of testimony and nearly 40 witnesses, is expected to rest on Wednesday, making way for Huguely's defense.

The 24-year-old defendant is accused in the May 2010 slaying of Love, a 22-year-old from suburban Baltimore.

The prosecution says Huguely had a violent encounter with Love in her bedroom that left her bruised, battered and dead. The official cause of death is blunt force trauma.

The defense claims Love's death was accidental. Huguely has pleaded innocent.

Complete coverage of Yeardley Love on Crimesider

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