Judge Rules on Pretrial Motions in Yeardley Love Murder Trial

No cameras allowed in courtroom

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    A judge in Charlottesville ruled Monday on medical records and jury selection in the upcoming trial of George Huguely, the former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend.

    On Monday, a Charlottesville Circuit Court judge ruled on key elements in the trial of George Huguely, charged with the murder of University of Virginia student Yeardley Love.

    The defense wants to subpoena her medical records to try to prove Love may have died from cardiac arrhythmia, possibly aggravated by the Adderall and alcohol in her system at her death. 

    Investigators originally stated that Love died from blunt-force trauma to the head, allegedly caused by Huguely. News4's Chris Gordon reports Judge Edward Hogshire will review the subpoenaed medical records to determine what may be relevant.

    Another judge sealed the records except for information about Love's prescription for Adderall.

    Huguely's lawyers have also petitioned to exclude photos of Yeardley Love found after CPR was performed on her saying the graphic pictures could prejudice the jury. The judge will rule on the photos later.

    Hogshire ruled that jurors would have to fill out questionnaires regarding their media exposure to the case.  He also decided that cameras would not be allowed in the courtroom for the February trial.

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