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Judge bars cameras in at Huguely’s sentencing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Cameras will be barred from the courtroom when a former University of Virginia lacrosse player is sentenced on second-degree murder and grand larceny charges.

Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Edward Hogshire on Wednesday rejected requests by local media outlets to allow a video camera, and a photographer and still camera during George Huguely’s sentencing hearing.

The Chevy Chase man is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 30. He was convicted in February in the May 2010 death of Yeardley Love of suburban Baltimore.

Media outlets report that Hogshire expressed concern about worldwide media interest in the case that could make some witnesses hesitant to testify.

A decision on a defense motion seeking a new trial is pending.