Speaking out just days after he was one of the 12 jurors to convict George Huguely of second-degree murder and grand larceny, a University of Virginia professor says he feels 'at peace' with the decision.
Ian Glomski, a University of Virginia biology professor, says he and his fellow jurors agreed that the May 2010 murder of Cavaliers lacrosse player Yeardley Love was not pre-meditated.
Speaking to the ABC affiliate in Charlottesville, Glomski says though this trial is behind him, the scars will always be there.
“We all did not think that the killing was premeditated,” he said.
Glomski group of 12 jurors convicted George Huguely of second-degree murder and grand larceny on Wednesday. They recommended a sentence of 26 years in prison.
Huguely will be formally sentenced on April 16.
The prosecution wanted a first-degree murder charge which could have carried a life sentence, but Glomski says there’s one reason why the jury couldn’t agree on that charge.
“We don't think he went over there with the purpose of killing Yeardley Love," he said.
During the interview, Glomski started crying and said he wishes the murder never happened and that the jury was never put in that tough situation.
He also said they came up with the 26-year sentence because they do feel that George Huguely’s alcoholism is a threat to society.