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      George Huguely attorneys file case with appeals court

      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Attorneys for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend are taking the case to the Virginia Court of Appeals.

      Lawyers for George W. Huguely V on Tuesday filed a petition for appeal with the court arguing that constitutional and procedural errors entitle him to a new trial.

      The Maryland man is serving 23 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder in the May 2010 slaying of 22-year-old Yeardley Love. She was found dead in her Charlottesville bedroom after Huguely confronted Love after a day of heavy drinking.

      The petition argues that Huguely was denied the right to his chosen lawyer, the right to a fair and impartial jury, and other violations.

      Virginia has 30 days to respond to the petition.