February 18, 2012 at 5:03 PM EST - Updated June 26 at 3:11 PM
By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The judge in the murder trial of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player has limited the medical testimony of a defense witness.
Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire acted Saturday after prosecutors objected to the defense's communications between a medical expert involving other expert testimony in the case of George Huguely V. He is accused in the May 2010 death of Yeardley Love, who was found dead in her Charlottesville apartment of blunt force trauma.
The limited testimony involves Dr. Ronald Uscinski, a neurosurgeon.
Medical testimony has been critical in the trial in explaining how the 22-year-old Baltimore woman died of her injuries. The state has blamed brain injuries, while a defense witness has said Love was smothered in her blood-dampened pillow.
The defense hopes to finish its presentation Saturday.
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