Huguely Lawyers Ask for New Trial

Defense claims foul by prosecutor

By Kelvin Robinson
|  Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012  |  Updated 8:15 AM EDT
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Huguely Lawyers Ask for New Trial

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George Huguely V, arrives at the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse for his trial in Charlottesville, Va, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. Huguely, is charged with the murder of fellow University of Virginia senior Yeardley Love. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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George Huguely's defense team is once again trying to get a judge in Charlottesville, Va. to dismiss a guilty verdict and retry his case, according to WVIR-TV , the NBC station in Charlottesville.

A jury in February convicted Huguely, of Chevy Chase, Md. in the 2010 death of his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love. Both played lacrosse at the University of Virginia.

On Tuesday Huguely's lawyers filed a motion claiming Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney David Chapman broke the law by withholding information about Love's mother and sister, who testified in the criminal trial. They claim Chapman knew the two were planning to file a civil lawsuit against Huguely.

Chapman has until Friday to respond to the claims. The judge will make a decision about a potential new trial June 29.

George Huguely will be sentenced August 30.

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