Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old fourth-year student and lacrosse player at the University of Virginia was found dead this morning in Charlottesville. The police have just announced that George Huguely, also a 22-year-old fourth-year lacrosse player at UVA, is charged with her murder. Details are still coming out since it’s a breaking news story and so far, no news stories have been indexed in Google for either one of their names. That will probably change by the time this post is published, but here are some links to other stories of note that pop up for their names before today:
UVa Lacrosse Bio Page – http://www.virginiasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17800&ATCLID=1133694
UVA Interview with Yeardley Love (March 18, 2009) – http://www.virginiasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17800&ATCLID=1133694
Washington Post article from April 1, 2006 about the Duke Lacrosse rape scandal. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/31/AR2006033101879.html
Here is an interesting quote from George Huguely:
“Some expressed surprise at how quickly the players have been judged.
“I sympathize for the team,” Huguely said. “They’ve been scrutinized so hard and no one knows what has happened yet. In this country, you’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. I think that’s the way it should be.”
and a quote from his father:
“Huguely’s father, George, Sr. said yesterday that he’s had discussions with his son, who will play at University of Virginia next season, about staying out of situations that could be costly.
“Regardless of what winds up happening, you have to learn from this experience and take what you can from it,” George Huguely Sr. said. “You always have to remember and can’t let yourself be in a situation where something like this could happen.” “