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Huguely Appeal in Hands of VA Supreme Court

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George Huguely and his defense team continue to fight the murder conviction he received. His appeals have now shown up in Virginia's Supreme Court.

Huguely, who is now being represented by one of the country's most well-known litigators, was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love in 2010. Although the Court of Appeals has denied multiple attempts to overturn that ruling, the case now sits with the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Huguely's newest representation, which includes former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, argues that Huguely was denied several constitutional rights. One of the main arguments cited for a reversal is that during the trial the case continued at a pivotal point even though one of his lawyers was ill and hospitalized. The legal documents also outline perceived issues with the jury selection and media coverage.

The latest filings show that the attorney general's office will not file a response at this point to the defense's filing in Virginia's highest court. Huguely is currently serving a 23-year sentence for the second-degree murder and grand larceny convictions.

The case is pending according to the clerk's office, so we do not yet know if this attempt at an appeal will be heard in the Supreme Court.

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