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posted 08.22.2012 at 3.28 p.m. by Corey McLaughlin

Huguely Denied New Trial

updated 08.23.12 at 12.33 p.m.

Former Virginia men's lacrosse player George Huguely, who in February was convicted in the murder of Yeardley Love, was denied a request for a new trial, the Associated Press out of Charlottesville, Va., reported on Wednesday night.

Laywers for Huguely appeared in Chartlottesville Circuit Court Wednesday. They cited a series of errors before and during the trial in arguing for a new trial. A judge ruled that there was enough evidence to support Huguely's second-degree murder and grand larceny convinctions in the May 2010 death of Love.

On the murder charge, Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire said, "I think there was overwhelming evidence to support the conviction," according to the AP. Hogshire, who presided at Huguely's trial in February, said he found no reversible errors.

Huguely will be sentenced Aug. 30 and faces up to 26 years in prison.