Attorneys are asking for leniency in the sentencing of the former UVA lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend.
George Huguely will find out how much jail time he will serve Thursday. A jury recommended that George Huguely spend 26 years behind bars. According to papers filed in the Charlottesville Circuit Court, his attorneys are asking for 14 years instead.
That file also includes testimonials from his mother and other family and friends on Huguely's behalf.
His supporters wrote about how Huguely has tried his best to be a good person. Others called him loyal and protective, and described the impact of his alcohol abuse.
In May of 2010, after a day of drinking, Huguely beat Yeardley Love to death in her Charlottesville off-campus apartment. A jury found him guilty earlier this year.
Both are from Maryland and both played lacrosse for the University of Virginia. Love was 22 years old when she was killed. Huguely is now 24.
The judge is not bound to the jury's recommended sentence. He can accept the 26 years or reduce it.
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