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Ex-UVA lacrosse player sentenced to 23 years

Charlottesville, VA (Sports Network) - A former University of Virginia men's lacrosse player was sentenced to 23 years in prison for the second degree murder of his ex-girlfriend.

George Huguely V was sentenced by Circuit Judge Edward Hogshire. The 24-year- old Huguely was convicted on Feb. 22 and was also convicted for grand larceny.

Huguely was convicted in the death of 22-year-old Yeardley Love, a senior on the women's lacrosse team who was found dead at her Charlottesville apartment on May 3, 2010.

Huguely was a senior on the men's lacrosse team at the time.

Lexie Love, sister of Yeardley Love, and Sharon Love, the victim's mother, provided a statement Thursday on behalf of the One Love Foundation, which aims to "promote the healthy development and good character of young adults through sports and education."

"We find no joy in others' sorrow. We plan to work diligently through the One Love Foundation to try and prevent this from happening to another family," the statement read. "We are relieved to put this chapter behind us. Again, we would like to thank everyone for showing us such kindness during the most difficult time of our lives."

08/30 21:19:36 ET