Judge rejects request to unseal documents in lacrosse player's murder trial

May 27, 2010|By Liz Kay, The Baltimore Sun

A Virginia judge has dismissed a petition by four news organizations to unseal a court order in the trial of the University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing fellow student and Cockeysville native Yeardley Love.

The court order sealed the records of searches of apartments and student George Huguely, who is being tried for Love's murder. The order itself was sealed, so the reason for sealing those search results is unknown.

The request, filed by the Charlottesville Daily Progress, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Washington Post and the Associated Press, sought to unseal the court's order but Judge Cheryl Higgins denied it Wednesday on procedural grounds, according to news reports.

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