Nearly a decade after his conviction, it appears George Huguely V’s early release options have been exhausted following a denial by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Huguely, a former University of Virginia lacrosse player, was found guilty of second-degree murder in Charlottesville Circuit Court in 2012 in the killing of Yeardley Love, a fellow UVA student and lacrosse player and his on-again, off-again girlfriend. She was found dead in her apartment in May 2010, two weeks before she and Huguely were set to graduate.
In an unpublished opinion issued earlier this month, a panel of three 4th Circuit judges dismissed Huguely’s attempt to appeal an earlier denial of his writ of habeas corpus and certificate of appealability by a judge from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
In the years since the trial, Huguely has attempted to appeal the case several times. He remains at the State Farm Enterprise Unit in Powhatan County and is set for release in 2030.