Attorneys for former UVA lacrosse player George Huguely argued for a new trial before the Virginia Court of Appeals.
They are not discussing plans to possibly take his case to a higher court if a three-judge panel in Richmond fails to grant their client's request … following his conviction for the murder of former girlfriend Yeardley Love.
Huguely attorney Paul Clement says his team is not overly confident, but the fact that the judges were asking probing questions is promising.
In Lynchburg, a woman's body was found this morning in the area where the search for 18-year old Jamisha Gilbert was taking place.
Lieutenant Dave Gearhart of the Lynchburg Police Department addressed the media at a news conference just after 3 p.m.
Meantime, searchers continued combing the Pleasant Valley Road area between U.S. 460 and Concorde Turnpike. That's where Jamisha Gilbert's wrecked Honda Accord was found on Friday. She had last been seen at about 1 a.m. Friday.
Virginia needs 30 new judges to keep up with the current caseload. That’s according to a new study.
Brian Ostrom with the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg helped conduct the study which was ordered by the General Assembly. It took 18 months, cost the Commonwealth 240 thousand dollars, and looked at the number of court cases plus the amount of work involved. Ostrom says judges are especially needed in juvenile court.
State Police continue their investigation of a crash that claimed the life of one Washington and Lee University student and injured seven others.
Three remain in the hospital, and the university held a vigil Tuesday evening.
The tragedy occurred on a rural road outside Lexington.
“Around 1:30 this morning, on Turkey Hill Road, which is in Rockbridge County, a 2006 Tahoe was traveling southbound when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, hit a tree stump and overturned," said Sgt. Robert Carpentieri.