Court to Hear Ex-U.Va. Lacrosse Player's Slay Appeal

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    George Huguely V arriving at the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse for his trial Feb. 8, 2012.

    The case of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his former girlfriend will be heard by the state Court of Appeals.

    George W. Huguely V is serving a 23-year sentence for the slaying of fellow student Yeardley Love, a suburban Baltimore woman who was also a U.Va. lacrosse player.

    The decision this week by a single judge can be challenged by either party, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

    A jury convicted Huguely of second-degree murder in Love's May 2010 death. The Chevy Chase, Md., man killed Love in a violent confrontation in her Charlottesville apartment.

    The two had had an on-again, off-again relationship.