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Murder trial of George Huguely, the man charged with killing ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, enters second week

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

(CBS/AP) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The trial of former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V, charged with killing his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love, is entering its second week after testimony that portrayed the couple's relationship as volatile.

Pictures: Yeardley Love Murdered; George Huguely Charged

Prosecutors are scheduled to resume building their case Monday against Huguely, the Chevy Chase, Md., man accused in the May 2010 death of 22-year-old Love, of suburban Baltimore. She also was a lacrosse player at UVA.

The 24-year-old defendant has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges related to the couple's final, allegedly violent encounter.

Prosecutor Dave Chapman has called witnesses who described Huguely as having a growing drinking problem and being jealous of Love's involvement with a lacrosse player from North Carolina.

The defense has cast Love's death as an accident.

Complete coverage of Yeardley Love on Crimesider


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