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Judge limits discovery of medical records in UVa murder case

A Charlottesville judge has ruled lawyers for accused killer George Huguely cannot access medical records of victim Yeardley Love other than a prescription for medication.

Defense lawyers sought Love’s medical records, contending that heart problems may have caused or contributed to her death. After reviewing the records in camera, Circuit Judge Robert Downer ordered Wednesday that the lawyers could have access only to records pertaining to a prescription for Adderall.

According to the report in The Daily Progress, an ingredient of Adderall could have enhanced the possibility that Love suffered cardiac arrhythmia.

Huguely is charged with first-degree murder in the May 3 death of Love. Both were fourth year members of the UVa lacrosse team at the time of the death.

By Peter Vieth

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