Huguely moves: Same day he appeals murder conviction
George Huguely has left the building. On the same day that he filed notice that he would appeal his murder conviction, the state took custody of the 24-year-old inmate.
Since May 3, 2010, he has lived in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, the big salmon-colored building where Interstate 64 passes Avon Street Extended. But his housing changed on Tuesday, September 25.
"He arrived today at Powhatan Reception and Classification Center in Powhatan County," says Department of Corrections spokesperson Larry Traylor in an email. "After he goes through the classification process, he will be assigned to a more permanent facility."
Traylor notes that Huguely's time at Powhatan could last as long as 90 days. The state will then assign him to one of the over 40 prisons which span six levels of severity– not including "Red Onion," the special supermax facility for the most violent killers.
In late February, Huguely was convicted of killing former girlfriend and fellow University of Virginia student Yeardley Love in her 14th Street bedroom. He was sentenced in late August to 23 years in the state prison system.
His move comes just five days after the mother and sister of his victim broke their long silence with an emotional interview on Katie, the nationally televised program by noted broadcast journalist (and UVA alumna) Katie Couric.
In an unrelated action, Huguely's lawyers filed notice that same Tuesday with Charlottesville Circuit Court that they intend to appeal the outcome of the two-week trial.
–last updated 10:59am on Wednesday September 26.