Monday, May 3, 2010
BREAKING NEWS: UVa Men's Lacrosse Player Arrested In Women's Lacrosse Death
((HT: Charlottesville Newsplex/WCAV-TV))
Police have identified the victim of an apparent homicide early Monday morning at an apartment complex on 14th Street in Charlottesville, Virginia. The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Yeardley Love, a member of the UVa.'s women's lacrosse team. George Huguely, a member of the men's lacrosse team, is under arrest.
((Both are pictured, thanks UVa athletics))
Love was a fourth year University of Virginia student from Cockeysville, Maryland.
Police were called to 222 14th St. NW, Apartment 9, for a possible alcohol overdose around 2:15 a.m. Officers arrived and found Love unresponsive in the apartment. Police officers and rescue personnel who were called to the scene attempted to revive Love but were unsuccessful.
Police say preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that Love is the victim of an apparent homicide. She suffered visible physical trauma, however the specific cause of her death is undetermined pending an autopsy.
The Newsplex's Liz Palka has your first live shot
Here's UVa's President, John Casteen's, statement on the matter...
1430 UPDATE: Huguely has been charged with first-degree murder, and witnesses have told Charlottesville police that Huguely and Love were in a relationship.
Huguely is being held in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
1630 UPDATE: Pete Thamel of the New York Times, through his Twitter Feed, says no thoughts have been on-campus about the future of the lacrosse teams. "UVa AD Craig Littlepage said the future of the lacrosse teams' seasons "hasn't even entered our thoughts." Focus is on grieving students."
Here's the afternoon press conference on the murder with the Charlottesville Police Department, thanks again to the Newsplex...