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|Opening Arguments Expected in Lacrosse Death Trial
|CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Opening statements are expected in the trial of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend.
Jury selection this week yielded a full pool of 28 potential jurors in Charlottesville Circuit Court. They were expected to return Wednesday so that a jury can be seated for the case against George Huguely V.
Huguely, of Chevy Chase, Md., has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and five other charges in the May 2010 death of 22-year-old Yeardley Love, a member of the women's lacrosse team.
Court documents say the 24-year-old defendant told investigators he kicked in Love's bedroom door, then shook her during an argument, causing her head to hit a wall several times. The state medical examiner's office said Love died of trauma to the head.
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