Yeardley Love Murder Update: Court will hear appeal from George Huguely, former UVA lacrosse player

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

(CBS/AP) RICHMOND, Va. - The former University of Virginia lacrosse player who was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend will have his appeal heard by the state Court of Appeals.

Pictures: Yeardley Love murdered, George Huguely charged

George W. Huguely V is serving a 23-year sentence for the slaying of fellow student Yeardley Love, a suburban Baltimore woman who was also a U.Va. lacrosse player.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the decision this week by a single judge can be challenged by either party. Among the issues the court may examine is whether Huguely was denied the right to counsel when one of his attorneys became sick during the trial.

Huguely was convicted in February 2012 of second-degree murder in Love's May 2010 death. The Chevy Chase, Md., man killed Love in a violent confrontation in her Charlottesville apartment.

The two had had an on-again, off-again relationship.

Complete coverage of the Yeardley Love case on Crimesider