Jury selection begins Monday in George Huguely trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT)- The high-profile George Huguely murder trial begins tomorrow morning in Charlottesville.

Huguely is charged with first degree murder in the death of UVA lacrosse player, Yeardley Love.

Media outlets have already staked their ground in front of the courthouse.

The first two days are dedicated to jury selection.

There  a gag order so we won't hear from the prosecution or defense during the trial.

Also you won't see Huguely until the jury is seated.  Judge's orders!

His day in court has finally arrived.

George Huguely, Yeardley Love's former boyfriend.
Huguely is accused of killing love in her own bedroom in May 2010.

Yeardley's friends have fresh memories of better times.

"I talk like she's still here how we talk about how she was everything," said one friend.

How Yeardley died will play out over the course of two weeks.

Starting Monday, the prosecution and defense will begin sifting through a large jury pool to fill a panel of twelve plus alternates.

Jury selection is expected to take at least two days.
Security will be tight at the courthouse.  The judge ordered Friday, no pictures could be taken of Huguely until the jury is seated.
No cameras, cell phones or laptops are allowed inside.

The same goes for an overflow room in the Levy Opera House one block away.

The media frenzy began Sunday night.

Journalists from the national media, all over Virginia, D.C., and Maryland are here to cover the trial over the next two weeks.

Fourth Street will be closed off for satellite trucks.

A nearby park is quickly becoming a tent city for reporters.

While journalists recap testimony, Yeardley's friends will remember the time they spent together.

"We were so fortunate to have each other so fortunate to have Yeardley in our lives she forever changed all of us," said one friend.

Jury selection begins at 9:30 A.M. Monday.

Opening statements could start Wednesday.

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