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George Huguely's attorneys claim he was denied fair trial

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Appeals attorneys for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend argue he was denied a fair trial by a judge who rushed the sensational case to jurors even when one of the defendant's attorneys fell ill.

The attorneys representing George W. Huguely V made the claim in a filing with the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

They also allege other errors involving jury selection in seeking a new trial for Huguely for the May 2010 beating death of Yeardley Love, who was 22.

The state has until Sept. 3 to file its response. It declined to respond Thursday to Huguely's filing.

Huguely is serving a 23-year term in state prison.

Huguely and Love were both lacrosse players at U.Va. Both were from Maryland.

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