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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.