- Chesterfield FD responds to house fire
- On Your Side Alert: Organizing your passwords
- O'Boyle posts 100th win as VCU rolls UTPA
- Woman Charged With Fatally Stabbing Boyfriend In Md.
- Facebook accused of bowing to Putin: Site shuts down page supporting president's rival 'because of pressure from the Kremlin'
- New hope for vaccine against human form of mad cow disease after scientists develop jab for brain-wasting condition in deer
- Wealthy New York socialites who were cleared of abusing their nanny are stuck on luxurious Italy vacation after border officials refuse to let them back on US soil
- Timber CEO shocks company by turning down $1.85million bonus because he believes he didn't earn it
- NYPD officer caught on camera repeatedly punching a 16-year-old black suspect in the back during street arrest is suspended
- 'We don't believe in vengeance, we just forgive': Family of slain NYPD cop FORGIVES cold-blooded assassin saying 'he is in the hands of God now'
Former UVA Lacrosse Player Seeks Leniency in Slaying
More from MD
- Man who claimed girlfriend's baby fell out of bed charged with infanticide
- Fraternity sparks outrage after posing with black 'Beyoncé' sex doll in racist Christmas card
- Woman Delivers 15-lb Baby In Washington Hospital
- Holder: 'I wanted to be an activist attorney general'
- Biden triggers 2016 speculation with Iowa visit
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.