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George Huguely Trial: Officer describes beaten, bruised Yeardley Love

George Huguely and Yeardley Love (UVA Media Relations)
George Huguely and Yeardley Love (UVA Media Relations) UVA Media Relations

(CBS/AP) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The first officer to arrive at the apartment of slain University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love says he thought he was responding to an alcohol overdose but quickly discovered the woman had been bruised and bloodied.

Pictures: Yeardley Love Murdered; George Huguely Charged

Charlottesville Police Officer K.W. Blackwell testified Thursday in the murder trial of George Huguely V, who is accused in ex-girlfriend Love's May 2010 death. Huguely also played lacrosse at UVA.

During the prosecution questioning, Blackwell said Love was not breathing when he found her and he attempted to revive her.

Huguely's attorneys have said he was very drunk the night Love died and incapable of plotting to kill her. They also have disputed evidence prosecutors say shows Love's head hit a wall several times and that she died of blunt-force trauma.

Complete coverage of Yeardley Love on Crimesider

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