More alarming news on the University of Virginia lacrosse case

Posted by Andy Durham on May 6, 2010 at 3:05 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

from the wires of the Associated Press at www.courier-tribune.com:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Describing a scene of violent rage, the Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing a member of the women’s team told police he kicked in her bedroom door, shook her, and her head repeatedly hit the wall, according to a court document.

The suspect, 22-year-old George Huguely, of Chevy Chase, Md., has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Yeardley Love, also 22.

Police in Lexington, Va. — about 70 miles from Charlottesville — said that in November 2008, Huguely was shocked with a stun gun by an officer there after resisting arrest for public intoxication. He pleaded guilty to two charges last year, was placed on six months’ probation and was given a 60-day sentence, which was suspended.

The arresting officer, R.L. Moss, said in a statement Tuesday that she felt it necessary to use a stun gun because Huguely became abusive and his size was no match for her. She said in the statement that Huguely was “yelling obscenities and making threats.”


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