Murder trial of former U.Va. athlete set to resume

STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press Published:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The trial of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend is nearing the end of its first week.

Jurors in the trial of George Huguely V are scheduled to hear more testimony Friday in Charlottesville in the death of women's lacross player Yeardley Love.

Huguely is accused of first-degree murder in Love's May 2010 death, allegedly slamming her head against a wall. His attorneys maintain the Maryland woman died in part by taking the prescription drug Adderall and drinking alcohol.

During testimony Thursday, witnesses described a volatile relationship, with each accusing the other of infidelity. One witness testified that he saw Huguely put Love in a chokehold months before she was found slain.