Ian Glomski, an assistant professor in the University of Virginia’s medical school and a juror in the George Huguely murder trial, tells the Washington Post that Huguely’s drinking problem and his videotaped admission showing his genuine shock and surprise at the news of Yeardley Love’s death, were key factors taken into consideration when deciding the former lacrosse player’s fate.

The seven men and five women who made up the jury concluded that while Huguely had acted maliciously, he hadn’t kicked through the locked bedroom door of Love, who was from Cockeysville, intending to kill the her.

The jury convicted Huguely of second-degree murder and larceny and recommended a sentence of 26 years: twenty-five years for murder and one year for larceny.

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