Waiving his Miranda rights, Huguely told Charlottesville police that he had kicked through the door to Love's bedroom. Police reported that it looked like the door to her room had been punched through, with hairs still visible near the hole. Huguely had cuts on his leg, according to the court documents.
Police documents said Huguely told investigators that he shook Love and her head banged into the wall several times.
He also told police he and Love had broken up and that he had communicated with her through e-mails. Before leaving her room, according to the documents, he took her communications and "disposed of it." The police document says Huguely told investigators where to find Love's computer.
Police later reportedly seized a red-stained lacrosse T-shirt from Huguely's apartment, along with a shower curtain and a letter addressed to Love.
Huguely was charged with first-degree murder and held without bond. His lawyer said during a bond hearing that Love's death was an "accident."
Scheduled to graduate on May 23 with the rest of her class, Love now will receive her degree posthumously.
While university officials have said that they were not aware of any past issues Huguely had with the law, the 22-year-old had been picked up on several charges before last week.
In December 2008, his father, George Huguely IV, called Florida police to the family's yacht with a domestic abuse complaint after George Huguely V jumped into the Atlantic Ocean and began swimming to shore, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office.
No arrests were made, and Huguely was picked up by a passing boater without injury.
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," 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.
McGraw hopes that schools will start teaching girls to spot the risks and warning signs of an abusive relationship. Many women "don't know that this type of violence is preceded by emotional control, threats," he said. "If you're in a relationship like this, the last thing you want to do is confront your abuser…talk to somebody that you trust. Somebody responsible that can help you find an exit strategy."
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ABC News' Lee Ferran contributed to this report.