yeah, the reality of this case was if she was not attractive or was black, we never would have heard of this case. There are lots of murders that don't get any publiclity, even locally. Do you think whenever a black girl gets murdered in baltimore by an ex boyfriend the media folllows the case around like this? They even have research on this missing pretty white girl syndrome, or also when it involves murders. The amount of publicity a case gets depends upon race, and attractiveness.
Well that certainly explains how you were able to determine that the father almost hit two joggers in a fit of drunk driving from an incident report that made no reference to such a scenario.
you are certainly entitled to your opinion and free to espouse the same on this board.
For the record, I feel he should be convicted of second degree murder.
I do not believe the murder was pre-meditated. I think his intention was not to kill her, but to re-establish the(oft-broken,oft-re-established) relationship. This time the physical parts of their argument went out of control and, clouded by the alcohol, he killed her.
Your continued (and continuing) focus on the media reporting is totally misdirected. Once the trial began, the media lost any and all influence. The result became and is totally in the hands of the jury.
Second degree murder for Huguely.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – After nearly nine hours of deliberation Wednesday, a jury found George Huguely V guilty of second-degree murder and grand larceny involving the death of Yeardley Love. Huguely was found not guilty on all other charges.
After nearly nine hours of deliberation Wednesday, a jury found George Huguely V guilty of second-degree murder and grand larceny.
Second-degree murder in Virginia is defined as murder with malice that is not premeditated. It carries a sentence of five to 40 years. A sentence of grand larceny ranges from zero to 20 years.
My children are my legacy.
couldn't have happened to a nicer guy
I'm surprised, I had figured manslaughter. Should have been First, but this isn't too shabby- hope they follow through with stiff sentencing
I have faith in our juror system and the integrity of the jurors selected who do swear under oath (and the penalty of perjury) that they will not discuss the case with "friends, relatives and the outside world at large" .
So, I have confidence that the media reports of this trial had no influence on the jury's decision.
Obviously, from my prior post, I am content with the jury's finding. I, too, hope for strict sentencing [though I wish that a 40 year sentence would be literal - and not be modified by the usual good behavior credits and/or parole at such an early point - but penal reform is a topic for another thread].
Too bad this kid had to ruin a few lives. 2nd degree is the best they could hope for. The kid's family will appeal. No winners here.
Jury apparently returned a recommendation 26 years.
What's he going to do in prison?
He murdered the poor girl he should be given the spike!
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