What Huguely Told Cops

Tape of U.Va lacrosse player's interview made public
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2012 8:26 AM CDT
What Huguely Told Cops
In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 file photo, George Huguely V, left, is escorted into the courthouse in Charlottesville, Va.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

As the black of May 2, 2010, faded into the gray of dawn, George Huguely—unaware that ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love lay lifeless in a morgue—sat down with Virginia cops to tell the story of the flowing booze, the heated emotions, and the violence of the night before. The tape was played publicly for the first time yesterday, and the Washington Post took notes:

  • On how he got in: "Knock, knock, open the door, Yeardley. Actually, it might have been locked . ... I think I put a hole in the door. I think I broke the door . ...  pretty sure, actually. ... I wanted to talk to her."

  • On whether he hit Love: "No, no. She was was hitting her head ... I said, 'Yeardley, stop' ... She was all freaking out just over seeing me ... She kept hitting her head against the wall, I shook her ... I never struck her. I mean, I never hit her in the face or anything."
  • Huguely says he shoved her on her bed: "She was flopping. Like a fish out of water ... Her nose was bleeding a little bit when she was still in her bed."
  • Then he wrestled her to the ground: "Her face was on the ground ... and the conversation was not going anywhere ... nothing was happening. She went back to bed, and I left and went back home."
  • On whether he took Love's laptop: "Yeah, I did actually. Because I was so pissed that she wouldn't talk to me. ... I took it almost as collateral, I guess. ... It’s not reasonable logic."
  • When detectives tell him Love is dead: "She’s dead? how the f--- is she dead? How the f--- is she dead? She’s dead? She’s dead? She’s dead? How? How is she dead? " He repeats over and over, "She's not dead," "I didn't hurt her," and "I did not kill her."
The Post has more wrenching quotes here, or click here for more on the case. (More George Huguely stories.)

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