With the window to do so rapidly closing, George Huguely's defense team officially asked that his second-degree murder verdict, be overturned.
Huguely's attorneys filed the notice of appeal Tuesday in Charlottesville Circuit Court, where he was convicted earlier this year in the May 2010 slaying of Yeardley Love.
The former UVA lacrosse player was sentenced in August to 23 years in prison.
The appeal comes as little surprise to those who followed the Huguely trial.
"First of all, there will not be new evidence," said legal analyst Lloyd Snook. "The only thing that the court is going to have to look at is what was already put into the record of the trial court. So, no new evidence, maybe some new arguments, but again... they should only look at the arguments that have been made, not completely new arguments."
The Virginia Department of Corrections said Huguely has been transferred to state custody. He's currently at the Powhatan correctional center.
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