Yeardley Love had massive brain injuries, Charlottesville Prosecutor says
The trial will have 12 regular jurors and two alternates. Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Edward Hogshire provided the panel with lengthy instructions including for them to ignore the intensive media coverage surrounding this case. Now that a jury has been selected, after the two day long process, the courtroom has opened up for the public.
Eighty seats have been made available for friends of Huguely and Love. Huguely faces six charges in Love’s death.
Wednesday marked the first day the public were allowed into the small courtroom to witness the proceedings.
On the second day of jury selection on Tuesday, Huguely appeared alert and listening to the interviews of potential jurors in court. He was seen taking notes on a yellow legal pad.
The process of selecting a jury in the Charlottesville courthouse was extremely slow. An overwhelming majority of those interviewed know at least something about Huguely. One woman recalled meeting the victim Yeardley Love at one point on campus, saying "she was a lovely girl."
Many of the people called have connections to the University of Virginia, as grad students, professors or support staff. One prospective juror said this murder case and it's connection to UVA has had an "adverse impact" on the image of UVA
Tuesday morning, Love's mother, Sharon and sister Lexie again donned Yeardley's favorite color pink as they walked into court for the second day of jury selection.
Love’s mother, sister and Whitely are all set to testify in the trial.
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