UVA Men's Lacrosse Player Charged With 1st Degree Murder in Death of UVA Women's Lacrosse Player [UPDATED]
What the heck is going on at my alma mater?!?
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A University of Virginia men's lacrosse player has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a women's lacrosse player at the school.Bringing back unpleasant memories of something that happened a few years ago at my other alma mater.
Charlottesville police said in a news release that 22-year-old George Huguely of Chevy Chase, Md., is charged in the death of 22-year-old Yeardley Love of Cockeysville, Md.
Both were fourth-year students.
"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," a statement released by The University of Virginia says, "and we express the University's and our own sympathy for Yeardley's family, teammates, and friends."
Police were called to an off-campus apartment around 2:15 a.m. Monday about a possible alcohol overdose. Officials have not determined the cause of death but say there were signs of physical trauma.
Witnesses told police Huguely and Love were in a relationship.
"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," the school's statement says.
Huguely is being held in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
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