CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The prosecution is heading back to a Charlottesville courtroom to continue its case against a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend.
The trial of George Huguely V is in its second week with more medical testimony expected Tuesday on the reasons for Yeardley Love's death in May 2010. Monday, a coroner testified that her injuries included those consistent with smothering. He added, however, that was not the cause of the 22-year-old Maryland woman's death.
Prosecutors are trying to convince jurors that Huguely repeatedly banged Love's head against a wall. An autopsy has concluded she died of blunt force trauma.
Huguely's attorneys have not presented their case but they have suggested her use of a prescription drug for attention-deficit disorder could have caused her death.
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