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George Huguely V: Ex-lacrosse player's murder trial shines light on U.Va.

Yeardley Love.
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP/ABC7) - The trial of George Huguely V of Chevy Chase, a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing a member of the women's team nearly two years ago, will soon be under way, again focusing the spotlight on the university and on issues that the case brought to light.

Since the death of Yeardley Love in 2010, U.Va. has tightened a requirement that students tell the university if they have been arrested.

The school has also increased awareness about domestic violence, held workshops on abusive relationships and encouraged students to speak out.

Virginia has changed its law to allow people in dating relationships to file protective orders against those they think pose a threat.

Huguely was a fourth-year student from Chevy Chase, Md.

He's charged with first-degree murder, robbery, burglary, breaking and entering, grand larceny and murder in the commission of robbery during a drunken confrontation in the death of Love, who was found dead May 3, 2010, in her Charlottesville apartment.

The trial begins with jury selection Monday in Charlottesville Circuit Court.

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