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Yeardley Love Update: George Huguely's case to be heard by a grand jury

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Yeardley Love Update: George Huguely due in court for preliminary hearing
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(CBS/AP) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A grand jury will hear the case against George Huguely, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his girlfriend, UVA student and lacrosse player Yeardley Love.

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Huguely, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the May 3, 2010 slaying of 22-year-old Love. After nine hours of testimony Monday, a judge in Charlottesville decided there was enough probable cause for the case to move forward.

The grand jury is expected to hear the case on April 18 and decided whether to indict Huguely on murder and five other charges.

Hugely's lawyer says that he will show that Love's death was unintentional.

The 23-year-old is accused of kicking in the door of Love's apartment and slamming her head into a wall. Huguely has been in jail since his arrest and did not attend the hearing.

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