After the Newtown shooting left 26 people dead — 20 of them small children — the state of Maryland passed a ban on semiautomatic high-capacity assault weapons. Now that gun-control law is in trouble.
There are many things I love about this city – so many, in fact, that I haphazardly keep a blog all the things that were essential in transforming Baltimore into my home. Put plainly, I am quite fond of this city. That being said, I don’t walk around with rose-tinted glasses. Baltimore has its fair share of problems, from a tragically high murder rate that is escalating each week, to high homeowner taxes driving people to buy outside the city, taking their spending money with them. As someone who had yet to be murdered, and only rents at the moment, I was aware of these issues, but had never been personally affected. Until I was.
Lawyers for George Huguely, the former UVA lacrosse star who was convicted of the second degree murder in the death of Baltimore’s Yeardley Love, appeared in Charlottesville Circuit Court today to set the date for the sentencing of Huguely, a Chevy Chase, Md. resident.
Judge Edward Hogshire ruled that Huguely will be sentenced on August 30. The jury in the case recommended a 26-year sentence.
Last month, attorneys for Huguely indicated they intend to ask for a retrial in the case. They must file that motion by May 25.
A hearing on a request to have some of the evidence released to the media is set for Thursday afternoon.