Huguely's Lawyers Ask for Retrial—Again
George Huguely's lawyers have filed for a retrial in the case against Huguely, who was convicted last February for killing Yeardly Love.
The lawyers of George Huguely—the Chevy Chase man convicted of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the 2010 beating death of Cockeysville native Yeardley Love in Charlottesville, VA—are asking a judge to dismiss Huguely's guilty verdict and retry the case.
On Tuesday, June 5, "Huguely's lawyers filed a motion claiming Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney David Chapman broke the law by withholding information about Love's mother and sister, who testified in the criminal trial." The defense lawyers "claim Chapman knew the two were planning to file a civil lawsuit against Huguely," NBC Washington reported.
This comes after the defense attorneys' motion—filed on Friday, May 25—that the guilty verdict be set aside due to eight alleged errors they claim were made before and during the trial.
Last February, Huguely, a Chevy Chase native, was convicted of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the 2010 beating death of Love. The jury recommended that he spend 26 years in prison. Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire will determine the final sentence on Aug. 30.