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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A grand jury on Monday indicted a former University of Virginia lacrosse player on murder and other charges in the death of a member of the women's team whom he had been dating.
Besides first-degree murder, 23-year-old George Huguely of Chevy Chase, Md., faces felony murder, robbery, burglary, statutory burglary and grand larceny charges in the May 3, 2010, death of Yeardley Love.
Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire set a trial date for Feb. 6, and a motions hearing was also set for Nov. 7.
Huguely is accused of entering Love's apartment and slamming her head into a wall. Authorities said Love, of Cockeysville, Md., died of trauma to the head. Huguely has been held in jail since his arrest.
The indictments by the Charlottesville Circuit Court grand jury were issued a week after a nine-hour preliminary hearing at which about 20 witnesses testified. Among them were roommates and teammates of both Love and Huguely, police investigators, emergency medical crew members and a downstairs neighbor who was home the night of the fight.