Last week, on August 30, 2012, more than two years after the alleged drunken shaking death of University of Virginia women’s Lacrosse player, Yeardley Love, justice has been served.
Love’s former boyfriend, George Huguely V, a former University of Virginia lacrosse player, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for the death of Love. He will be released in 2029.
Love and Huguely, during good times were college sweethearts. Clearly they had Lacrosse in common. What they apparently did not have in common was an equal love of alcohol.
Not only was Huguely alleged to have killed Love after consuming alcohol, subsequent to a post-breakup quarrel, he had a history of alcohol abuse and violence.
Prior to Yeardley’s 2010 death, Huguel was charged as a minor, with possession of alcohol, while in Florida in 2007.
Later, in 2008, while at a fraternity party at another university, Huguely was charged with resisting arrest and public intoxication.
In 2009, it was reported that Huguely, while under the influence of alcohol, attacked his fellow teammate, another lacrosse player.
Meanwhile, it was allegedly commonplace knowledge on the campus of University of Virginia that Huguely was an excessive drinker. Court documents indicate that Huguely was known to be violent, particularly with Love, when he would drink alcohol.
Not only did Huguely, waive his Miranda Rights, and admit to assaulting Love the day she was found dead, he admitted that he had been drinking.
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Original Article: nbcnews.com
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