School to mark anniversary of U.Va. lacrosse murder

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Capital Land,Alex Pappas

It’s been almost a year since the slaying of University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love, and her high school is marking the anniversary on Tuesday.

Love of Baltimore was found dead in her Charlottesville apartment May 3. Love’s on-and-off again boyfriend, George Huguely, has been charged with murder for her death.

Police said she was beaten and left to die. Huguely’s attorneys said he never intended to kill her.

Love’s high school, Notre Dame Preparatory School, on Tuesday plans to begin the day with a prayer and students will wear special “Yeardley Love T-shirts.” The varsity lacrosse players will wear Love’s number during their home game that day.

The school also plans to award the Yeardley Reynolds Love Scholarship to an eighth grader and continue raising money to build the Yeardley Reynolds Love three-sport turf field.

“Time may have passed since Yeardley’s tragic death, but it hasn’t dimmed her spirit, nor has it lessened the sorrow in our hearts,” said the school’s leader, Patricia McCarron.

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