George Huguely was convicted of second degree murder and grand larceny in the Virginia Lacrosse Murder Trial on Wednesday evening. Huguely was accused of murdering Virginia women's lacrosse player Yeardley Love in her apartment and then stealing her laptop. It took the jury roughly nine hours to come to the decision, but not nearly as long to recommend a sentence for Huguely.
After a little over two hours of deliberation, the jury has recommended a total of 26 years in prison for Huguely. The jury recommends 25 years for the second degree murder conviction and 1 year for the grand larceny conviction. With the jury's recommendation, Judge Hogshire will now determine what the actual sentencing will be. The sentencing date has officially been set for April 16, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. ET.
The Love family released a statement after the trial, "It is truly devastating to wake up each day and realize she is no longer here."
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