OVERRIDE

All-American Murder

Amber Hunt

St. Martin's True Crime

Yeardley Love was a star athlete and student with her whole life ahead of her. Born into a
world of privilege, Yeardley was exceptionally modest and generous. She was adored by many, especially the members of her lacrosse team at the University of Virginia, where she won the heart of another lacrosse player: George Huguely V.

As champion athletes, Yeardley and George were a celebrity couple at UVA. But George’s hard partying, hostile behavior, and jealousy proved too much for Yeardley. Then, just one month before graduation, Yeardley’s lifeless body was found in her campus apartment…

According to an affidavit, George admitted to bashing down her door and hitting her head against a wall. Did he intend to kill her? His lawyer claimed Yeardley’s death was at most an accident. But as investigators uncovered more about George’s past, they learned he was no stranger to violence: He was involved in at least two prior episodes of alcohol-fueled assault. And despite George’s elite origins and seemingly perfect young life, police insist he was a time bomb about to explode…This is the true story of two young lovers and one All-American Murder.


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The call for help was panicked and vague. Caitlin Whiteley, a twenty-two-year-old University of Virginia student, had returned home to her cookie-cutter apartment in Charlottesville to find her roommate unresponsive. It was early Monday morning, the end of a typically hard-drinking “Sunday Funday” on campus, and Caitlin couldn’t grasp what was wrong. She’d walked home with Philippe Oudshoorn, a friend and fellow athlete, to find Yeardley Love facedown on her bed and a hole kicked through her bedroom door. Something about the way Yeardley’s
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  • Amber Hunt

  • Amber Hunt is a journalist for the Detroit Free Press. She has received numerous awards including the 2005 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting, the only national award dedicated to crime coverage, and is a 2011 Knight-Wallace Fellow. She has appeared on NBC’s Dateline and A&E’s Crime Stories, among other TV shows. She lives in Michigan.

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