UVa. Lacrosse Killer Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

George Huguely was convicted of beating ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love, to death in 2010.
3:00 | 08/31/12

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George Huber is likely to be a middle aged man when he is released from prison late this afternoon the 24 year old former UBA lacrosse player was sentenced to 23 years in jail for the murder of Yardley -- Q glee was drinking the night of the murder and issue the prosecution addressed after sentencing. On the one hand. You can excuse the human being because -- human being. Is responsible for bad behavior ultimately whether it's. Under the influence of alcohol. -- -- At a four hour hearing the judge heard testimony that George humanly was a well liked boy Neil Young man. A family friend described him as someone with character and ambition. But the prosecution's witnesses told stories of a violent jealous person who had a serious drinking problem. Outside court this afternoon his defense attorney said they disagreed with the sentence. We think that George was convicted of a crime inconsistent with the facts. And he received a penalty inconsistent with what the evidence would require. Just prior to his sentence being imposed -- we addressed Yardley love's mother and sister saying I am so sorry for your loss I hope you find peace. -- -- family left court without addressing the media Yardley love's family issued a statement saying in part. We find no joy in other sorrow we are relieved to put this chapter behind us.

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