UPDATE: Motions Hearing Held Monday In Huguely Case

Chevy Chase native is accused of killing his former girlfriend at the University of Virginia last year.

Update, 3:48 p.m.: A judge has allowed George Huguely's defense team to privately view Yeardley Love's medical records, but the information will not be made available to the public or the press, WHSV reports.

Also during a motions hearing Monday, a judge denied a request by broadcasters to allow cameras in the courtroom during Huguely's February trial, a move the defense opposed, according to WHSV.

When it comes to jury selection in the high-profile case, a ruling on the defense's motion to sequester the jury once it's selected was postponed, and a request that potential jurors be given a questionnaire prepared by the defense was granted, WHSV reports.

Full coverage of today's motions hearing is available on WHSV's website.

The case is scheduled for a two-week jury trial beginning Feb. 6, 2012, NBC29 reported.

Original post, 12 p.m.: A motions hearing is set in Charlottesville Monday in the case of George Huguely, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player with Montgomery roots accused of killing his ex-girlfriend.

Huguely, 24, a Chevy Chase native and graduate, is charged in the May 3, 2010 death of Yeardley Love, 22, who was also a UVA lacrosse player.

The Daily Progress reports that Huguely's lawyers will seek special jury selection procedures due to pre-trial publicity in the high-profile case. They are requesting the use of a juror questionnaire, individual questioning of potential jurors, and the sequestering of any jury that's chosen, the Daily Progress reports.

Lawyers on both sides of the case may also argue as to whether Love's medical records should be sealed, according to the Daily Progress.

The hearing began at 9:30 a.m. Monday and was expected to stretch into the afternoon hours. Huguely was not expected in court, NBC29 reports.


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