Also in 2008, Lexington, Va., Police Officer Rebecca Moss wound up on the ground, wrestling with Huguely during an arrest in 2008 that ended with the officer hitting Huguely with a Taser, and a conviction for public intoxication and resisting arrest.
Huguely had two other run-ins with the law. In September 2007 he was booked for reckless driving after speeding at 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. In November 2007, he was arrested for possession of alcohol as a minor when he was 19.
Huguely's history of violence "should not have gone unnoticed," Phil McGraw said, but he also said it's very difficult for school officials or coaches to prevent something like this from happening.
"Oftentimes this violence is so situation specific," McGraw said. "Three women die every day from this kind of… domestic violence. Girls that are by 20-24 are in the highest risk group. This is a serious problem. …These intimate relationships…are fueled so much by jealousy."
McGraw said that this case spotlights the issue of domestic violence towards young women.
"It gets a lot of attention when it's a star athlete, but this is something that permeates every area of our society," he said.
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ABC News' Emily Friedman, Katie Escherich and Lauren Sher contributed to this report.