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UPDATE: Jury Recommends Huguely Spend 26 Years in Prison

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Update 10 p.m.:

Charlottesville, VA – Jurors have recommended George Huguely spend 26 years in prison after they found him guilty of second degree murder Wednesday.

They recommended he spend 25 years on a conviction of second-degree murder, and one for a conviction of grand larceny.

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A jury returned the verdict Wednesday night in the trial of former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely, 24, for the May 3, 2010 beating death of Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old UVA lacrosse player as well. 

The jury also found Huguely guilty of grand larceny in the killing of Love. The jury found him not guilty of four other counts, including robbery and burglary.

Our Jeremy Mills was in the courtroom when they read the verdict and said Huguely had no visible emotion when they read it. Huguely did stand up right before it was read and crossed himself.

In Virginia, second degree murder comes with a recommended sentence of  five to 40 years, and grand larceny could be one to 20 years. So Huguely is looking at potential 60 years in prison. 

Now they will pause for 30 minutes before the witness phase begins, and we expect it will go on until 10 p.m. 

We expect much of it will come from family members of George Huguely and Yeardley Love. Then after that testimony, the jury will have to deliberate again for a sentence recommendation.

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