Crime/Justice

Countdown to death: An action timeline of George Huguely V
Published on Feb 12th, 2012
47 comments Huguely suited up for lacrosse action. 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...
Juror 206: A sad tale of two Charlottesville cases
Published on Feb 12th, 2012
29 comments By Jennifer Niesslein At the Charlottesville Circuit courtroom, the jury box faces outward toward the audience. I sat in that jury box on the afternoon of February 7 as a potential juror for the...
Huguely: 'How the f*** is she dead?'
Published on Feb 10th, 2012
131 comments Day Three Friday, February 10 A police interrogation videotape began with a groggy George W. Huguely V recounting copious amounts of alcohol he began consuming that fateful Sunday morning and...
Off steroids? Slimmer Huguely prompts chem speculation
Published on Feb 10th, 2012
77 comments The dramatically different look of the on-trial George Huguely could stem from a lack of steroids behind bars, says Hook legal analyst David Heilberg, who cautions that his theory about the...
'Out of control': Witnesses say Huguely's drinking escalated
Published on Feb 9th, 2012
64 comments   Day Two Thursday, February 9 - afternoon When University of North Carolina lacrosse player MIke Burns came to visit friends at UVA in the winter of 2010, he witnessed an altercation between...
Tough morning: Photos bring tears at Huguely trial
Published on Feb 9th, 2012
12 comments Day Two Thursday, February 9 - morning Jurors responded stoically as they got their first painful glimpse of a deceased Yeardley Love on Thursday morning, as the prosecution in the trial of accused...
Analyst says: Huguely still heading for a conviction
Published on Feb 9th, 2012
37 comments Despite the previous day's revelation that after getting brutally beaten Yeardley Love survived for two hours, longtime Hook legal analyst David Heilberg indicates that he stands by his...
Huguely trial: Jury pool narrowed
Published on Feb 7th, 2012
15 comments Day 2 of jury selection in the trial of George Huguely ended with 27 candidates to serve out of the pool of 160 citizens called– enough to set the jury when court resumes Wednesday morning....
More photos from Huguely trial
Published on Feb 7th, 2012
9 comments Photographs from outside the Charlottesville Circuit Court on Monday, February 6. The trial, or at least the jury selection process, entered its second day on Tuesday.
Huguely on trial: Slimmer-- as analyst describes his chances
Published on Feb 6th, 2012
63 comments A jury selection in the first-degree murder trial of George Huguely V began Monday, February 6. The Hook's legal analyst, besides noting that this is the biggest career moment for the lawyers...
Final motions: Judge allows graphic photos in Huguely trial
Published on Feb 4th, 2012
29 comments In anticipation of the largest murder trial Charlottesville has seen, a final hearing was held on Friday, with attorneys for accused girlfriend-killer George Huguely unsuccessful in keeping what they...
Housekeeping: Court readies for Huguely trial
Published on Jan 26th, 2012
21 comments Pretrial publicity remains a concern for the defense in the upcoming murder trial of former UVA lacrosse player George Huguely for the death of his former girlfriend Yeardley Love. Related stories...
Prelim waived: Halfaday fraud charges go to grand jury
Published on Jan 26th, 2012
10 comments Making his third appearance to answer election fraud charges Thursday, former City Council candidate James Halfaday waived a preliminary hearing, so the four felony charges will go to the grand jury...
Another death: Albemarle traffic fatalities rise to 21
Published on Jan 25th, 2012
8 comments In November, after five people died in crashes in less than a week and with 19 deaths for the year, Albemarle was looking at its highest number of traffic fatalities since 2003. Since then, two more...
Officer blamed: Police ticket own in pedestrian incident
Published on Jan 25th, 2012
15 comments The last time an Albemarle County Police cruiser and a pedestrian tangled, it was the pedestrian who got the ticket in an incident that gave law enforcement a black eye and a lawsuit. This time,...
Pain and frustration: Two years later, 'We know her agonies'
Published on Jan 21st, 2012
119 comments They'll never have their daughter back, but for the parents of murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, the unsolved status of the case two years after her body was discovered in a remote...
Suit tossed: Panhandling rules are 'content-neutral'
Published on Jan 20th, 2012
16 comments   Prior stories June 23, 2011: "Beggars' ban-writ: Is panhandling law unconstitutional?" December 9, 2010: "Down and out: Controversy erupts over panhandling downtown" Rejecting the claims of...
Judge quits: Berry goes to Allen & Allen
Published on Jan 18th, 2012
14 comments The chief judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, which includes Albemarle and Charlottesville, has been hired as managing partner for the Charlottesville office of Virginia's largest...
River law: Local angler fights for river access
Published on Jan 17th, 2012
26 comments Several years ago, when a local angler waded into a waterway in Alleghany County, he also waded into a legal battle over property rights and public access to Virginia's rivers that has cost him $50,...
Life behind bars: Eric Abshire defiant at sentencing
Published on Jan 13th, 2012
12 comments After declaring his love for his late wife and his innocence in her death, a defiant Eric Abshire, convicted in October of killing Justine Swartz Abshire, spoke aloud in court. It was the first time...
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