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posted 04.12.2011 at 5.42 p.m. by Corey McLaughlin

George Huguely Case Headed to Grand Jury

After a nearly nine-hour preliminary hearing Monday in Charlottesville, Va., a district court judge ruled that there was enough evidence against former Virginia men's lacrosse player George Huguely in the case of Yeardley Love's death to send the case to the next step of the legal process.

A grand jury in Charlottesville Circuit Court is scheduled to meet Monday to decide if it should indict Huguely on charges of felony murder, assault, robbery and burglary in Love's death and the theft of her computer.

The preliminary hearing Monday provided the most detailed account to date of the events that led to Huguely's arrest. Several news outlets have provided reports. Links are below.

Huguely's defense attorneys said in court that Huguely did not know Love was killed, and that he was suspect in the murder, until an hour into his interview with a Charlottesville police detective hours after Love's body was found.

Huguely was not present at the hearing. But relatives and friends were, as were relatives and friends of Love. At times, some left the courtroom as details emerged.

NBC: Grand jury gets murder case in lacrosse slaying

The Baltimore Sun: Court hears details of U.Va. lacrosse player Love's death

The Washington Post: Case of U-Va. lacrosse player Love's death advances to grand jury

Associated Press: Family still misses slain Va. lacrosse player