The jury in the Huguely trial is deliberating, they’ve asked one question about a definition of the word “reason” in their instructions and they’ve viewed the interrogation video. Apparently, they are working through lunch as a menu was sent in.
While we wait, here is a timeline of the day of Yeardley Love’s alleged murder.
All agree he was involved, the defense would like us to believe her death was purely accidental. This is the best breakdown of the charges and elements against that I have seen (thanks to NBC29 @nbc29)
George Huguely faces the following charges:
- First-degree murder – the jury can pick from a series of charges in regards to the first-degree murder charge:
- Guilty of first-degree murder – premeditated, intentional killing.
- Guilty of second-degree murder – murder with malice that is not premeditated.
- Guilty of voluntary manslaughter – intentional killing in the heat of passion.
- Guilty of involuntary manslaughter – unlawful and unintentional killing.
- Not guilty.
- Felony murder in the commission or attempted commission of a robbery
- Burglary – Breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny
- Statutory Burglary – Breaking and entering with intent to commit assault and battery
- Grand larceny
On the murder charge:
How do you have heat of passion when you’ve sent an email threatening to kill – “I should have killed you.”?
Was there intent?
Was he malicious?
Did he commit robbery?
If they don’t find robbery, than no to felony murder. If they don’t find premeditated murder, than the most they can find is Murder 2… with malice.
I predict 1st degree, most analyst think either 2nd degree or voluntary manslaughter. We may know today.