- Drunk driver 12 times over limit: Motorist held by Bedfordshire police is drunkest caught this year
- Dunking bread in olive oil could cut heart attack risk in six weeks
- Private images among hundreds available on Russian website
- TV presenter Mariella Frostrup hits out against ageism
- BBC Radio 4's Jim Naughtie refused to ask David Hockney about cannabis habit
- David Cameron faces the snoriest show in town, says QUENTIN LETTS
- Marathoner accused of touching 15-year-old girl sprints 5 miles away from the cops but is later found hiding in his six-year-old-daughter's closet
- Pregnant man Thomas Beatie arrested for stalking his ex and admitting he put GPS device on her car - two years ago
- Miracle On 34th Street comes alive as Macy's unveils its holiday windows with just over a month to go before Christmas
- 'These won't be our last holidays together!': Tearful immigrant student says she had no idea she'd be in Obama speech that revealed her father can stay in America
Former UVA Lacrosse Player Seeks Leniency in Slaying
More from MD
- Governor-Elect Larry Hogan Launching A Thank-You Tour
- Delaney wins in Md.'s 6th Congressional District
- 18-year-old woman carjacked at gunpoint by three men in Bethesda
- Republican Larry Hogan scores biggest upset of the night as he wins Maryland gubernatorial race despite opponent's support from Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton
- Maryland Governor: Hogan pulls off unexpected upset of Brown
RICHMOND, Va. - Attorneys for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend are asking a judge to reduce a jury's recommended sentence of 26 years, offering an appeal from his mother for leniency for her "beautiful son."
George W. Huguely V's attorneys are seeking a sentence of 14 years in the May 2010 slaying of Yeardley Love of suburban Baltimore, according to a filing Wednesday in Charlottesville Circuit Court. Jurors who convicted him of second-degree murder recommended 26 years, including 1 year for grand larceny.
The appeal came on the eve of Huguely's formal sentencing by Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire. He will not be bound Thursday by the jury's recommended sentence but judges in Virginia typically heed jurors sentencing recommendations.
The 24-year-old defendant was from Chevy Chase, Md.