George Huguely, former Virginia Cavaliers lacrosse player, was found guilty of second-degree murder and grand larceny on Wednesday. He will now need to wait until April 16 at 9:30 a.m. ET to learn his sentencing for these crimes, according to NBC 29 in Charlottesville, Va. The jury has already recommended a sentence of 25 years for second-degree murder:
#Huguely jury recommends 25 years in prison for the 2nd degree murder charge and 1 year for the grand larceny charge.— NBC29 Huguely Trial(@NBC29Huguely) February 23, 2012
Presiding judge Hogshire does not need to follow the recommendations of the jury. The second-degree murder conviction carries with it a five- to 40-year sentence, so the jury is giving a middle ground in its recommendation. The one-year recommendation for grand larceny is the minimum sentence that comes with the conviction.
The time he has already served will count toward his future sentencing.
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