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Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

Virginia lacrosse player charged in athlete's slaying


Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. The University of Virginia has issued a statement about a men's lacrosse player being charged with first-degree murder in the death of a women's lacrosse player at the school.

"Although we know nothing other than what appears in the Charlottesville Police Department's more recent statement, this death moves us to deep anguish for the loss of a student of uncommon talent and promise, and we express the University's and our own sympathy for Yeardley's family, team-mates, and friends," the statement says. "That she appears now to have been murdered by another student compounds this sense of loss by suggesting that Yeardley died without comfort or consolation from those closest to her."

George Huguely, 22, of Chevy Chase, Md., has been charged in the death of Yeardley Love, 22, of Cockeysville, Md.