George Huguely bid for new trial rejected

      CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A former University of Virginia lacrosse player has lost his bid for a new trial in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend.

      Charlottesville Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire on Wednesday rejected a defense motion to set aside George Huguely V's second-degree murder conviction and order a new trial in the May 2010 killing of Yeardley Love.

      At the end of a two-and-a-half-hour hearing, Hogshire said there was overwhelming evidence to support Huguely's conviction.

      The Chevy Chase, Md., man was convicted in February of killing the suburban Baltimore woman in a violent encounter in her Charlottesville apartment.

      In arguing for a new trial, attorneys for Huguely cited a series of errors before and during his trial. Huguely's sentencing is Aug. 30. He faces up to 26 years in prison.