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Love family shares lessons of dating violence in Melrose

If she had known her daughter was at risk, Sharon Love said, she would have removed her from school. She would have done anything to keep University of Virginia student Yeardley Love safe from the ex-boyfriend who barged into her room and beat her to death.

George W. Huguely was sentenced to 23 years in prison after he was convicted of second-degree murder. Prosecutors charged he entered Love’s bedroom on May 3, 2010, in a drunken rage. Both Huguely, 25, and Love, 22, were lacrosse players at UVA.

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