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Murder trial of ex-U.Va. lax player delayed again

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The judge in the murder trial of George Huguely V and opposing attorneys have left a Charlottesville courtroom on the eve of what could be the most momentous day in the two-week trial.

Twenty-four-year-old Huguely of Chevy Chase, Md., is accused in the May 2010 slaying Yeardley Love, his on-again, off-again girlfriend. They both played lacrosse at the University of Virginia. Huguely has pleaded innocent.

Circuit Judge George Hogshire and parties from both sides went over jury instructions Friday in advance of jurors getting the case as early as Saturday.

Jurors heard two partial days of testimony because one of Huguely’s attorneys fell ill Thursday. The defense said it will complete its presentation on Saturday.

The day could also include rebuttal witnesses, complicated jury instructions and closing arguments.