Countdown to death: An action timeline of George Huguely V
Fall 2006 - Having excelled as both a lacrosse player (and as the starting football quarterback) at the Landon School, Huguely enrolls in the University of Virginia to begin training as a varsity lacrosse player.
Fall 2007 - On a visit to his father's $2 million waterfront home near Florida's Palm Beach, Huguely is arrested for underage alcohol possession. He began dating UVA women's lacrosse player Yeardley Love just a few months earlier.
November 14, 2008 - On an alcohol-fueled trip with friends in Lexington, Huguely is stopped by a female officer who endures racial and sexual slurs as Huguely allegedly yells, "I’ll kill you. I’ll kill all of y’all. I’m not going to jail." He ends up getting Tased and eventually convicted of public drunkenness and resisting arrest. He pays his $100 fine and performs his 50 hours of community service but neglects to report the incident to UVA, as required.
December 29, 2008 - Huguely's father calls Palm Beach police after his son creates a disturbance and then jumps overboard "The Reel Deal," the family yacht, in an effort to swim ashore. No charges filed.
February 21, 2009 - Huguely allegedly attacks a sleeping UVA lacrosse teammate and blackens the man's eye after hearing allegations that the player had kissed Love. Despite allegations that Huguely said, "Sweet dreams, punk," while delivering a sucker punch, both men downplay the incident to their coach, and no charges are filed.
February 27, 2010 - While visiting Huguely's apartment for a party, UNC lacrosse player Mike Burns hears a woman's plea for help inside Huguely's bedroom and flings open the door to find Love in a choke-hold at the hands of Huguely. Burns and Love "hook up."
April 27, 2010 - Having learned that Huguely had a fling with Love's sorority sister Stephanie Aladj, an angry Love drops in on Huguely's apartment to find two high school girls, prospective UVA softball players. Love hurls her purse at Huguely's head, an action that ejects the purse's contents. (Curiously, Love never finds her mobile phone.)
Friday, April 30, 2010 - Around 9pm, while in Chicago for the women's lacrosse game against Northwestern University, Love receives the "I should have killed you" email from Huguely. She discusses it with several friends and shows it to roommate Caity Whiteley.
Saturday, May 1, 2010 - With an 18-9 victory over Robert Morris, the UVA Men's lacrosse team wins its final regular season game and enjoys a post-game celebration at Boylan Heights restaurant. With some parents present– including Huguely's mother Marta Murphy– Love and Huguely speak to each other uneventfully.
Sunday, May 2, 2010 - Up at Wintergreen Resort, Huguely slurs his words, interrupts parents, and has trouble hitting golf balls at the lacrosse team's annual father-son golf tournament. Shortly before midnight, Huguely decides he "just wants to talk" to Love and ends up breaking through the door to her bedroom. He returns and lies to his roommate about where he's been.
Monday, May 3, 2010 - At 2:24am, the first police officer arrives at 222 14th Street, Apartment Number 9 to find the lifeless body of Yeardley Love.
Notes: Since the electronic version of this timeline was first published, the following changes have been made: removed mention of a missing camera, removed mention of a football title, and correction of college enrollment year. Also, the sidebar about the Alston case was added.