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George Huguely conviction set aside, lawyers ask

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Attorneys for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of second-degree murder in his ex-girlfriend's slaying are asking a court in Charlottesville to set aside his conviction.

Yeardley Love murder: A look back at the case

Yeardley Love murder: A look back at the case 8 Photos
Yeardley Love murder: A look back at the case

The clerk's office in Charlottesville Circuit Court said the motion was filed Friday by attorneys representing George Huguely V of Chevy Chase, Md.

Jurors in February found Huguely guilty in Yeardley Love's beating death and grand larceny. The suburban Baltimore woman was a member of U.Va.'s women's lacrosse team.

WVIR-TV  in Charlottesville reported that Huguely's attorneys identified at least eight pre-trial and trial errors in the motion to have the jury's verdict set aside for a new trial. They included the court's haste in pushing the trial to an end and improper jury instructions.

Huguely is scheduled for sentencing in August.

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