Behind Huguely's Charm, Rage

'There had to be a different George inside that head'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2010 8:00 AM CDT
Behind Huguely's Charm, Rage
Yeardley Love   (AP Photo/Media Relations University of Virginia)

Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia will graduate thousands of students this morning—the culmination of years of study. But accused murderer George Huguely will sit in his jail cell rather than collect his diploma—the culmination of years of privilege and inexplicable rage, reports the Washington Post in an extensive look at the man in the mugshot.

Other than his parents' divorce, Huguely's charmed life roamed from yachts to tony vacation homes: He was playing golf with lacrosse teammates at a swank country club just hours before he is accused of fatally slamming Yeardley Love's head into a wall. But he was also drinking, which seemed to trigger his inner rage. Friends' can't reconcile the two sides. "The George we knew wasn't capable of that," says one. "There had to be a different George that was inside that head."
(Read more George Huguely stories.)

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