This Is Why You Don’t Date Bad Boys
Yeardley Love, 22, was beaten to death by her deadbeat boyfriend and fellow University of Virgina student, George Huguely.
We have to admit, this story makes us very angry and sad. We don’t understand how such a beautiful, talented, and nice student like 22-year-old Yeardley Love would stay involved with such a deadbeat boyfriend like George Huguely, to the point where he was capable of banging her head up against a wall so many times it killed her.
We wish Love had seen the warning signs – Huguely, 22, a fellow student at the University of Virginia, was a tough kid who projected the bad boy, “I’m a star lacrosse player” image. He already had a criminal record thanks to a conviction of public intoxication and resisting arrest last year. And friends said he had a problematic temper and problems with alcohol.
Clearly, Love was out of Huguely’s league. She, too, played lacrosse for UVA and was supposed to graduate this month. Her friends described her as “sweet, gentle,” “an angel,” and said she had a “contagious smile.” A Facebook page that has been created in her honor has over 16,000 fans. One of her lacrosse teammates said, “she would light up my day at practice.”
So what was an awesome girl like Love doing with Huguely?
ABC News reports that the two had been dating on-and-off for about a year and a half. Their relationship reportedly became volatile in the past few weeks, and the two broke up, corresponding only through emails. It looks as if Love was headed in the right direction, separating herself from her toxic ex. But, apparently, she couldn’t get away far enough, and what happened this past Monday is inexcusable, and horrifying.
Huguely has admitted in court that he beat down Love’s bedroom door and violently shook her, slamming her head against a wall repeatedly. When police arrived on the scene, Love was already dead. She was found lying face down on her pillow, surrounded by a pool of blood, with scrapes and bruises all over her face.
Huguely has been charged with first-degree murder, and his lawyers have had the audacity to claim that Love’s death was an “accident.”