(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — A jury found George Huguely V guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love.
The Charlottesville, Va., jury of five women and seven men reached their verdict after nine hours behind closed doors.
As the sentence was announced Huguely barely reacted, putting his hands to his face a few times near his chin. He looked over briefly at his family and friends in the front three rows of the courtroom.
Huguely, 24, was charged with killing Love in a drunken rage in 2010 just weeks before she was to graduate from the University of Virginia.
The murder charge carries a possible prison sentence of five to 40 years. The grand larceny conviction carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years.
The jury could begin hearing testimony immediately that would affect their deliberations on a sentence for Huguely.
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