CHARLOTTESVILLE - George Huguely V will not appear in court Jan. 21 as scheduled, after his lawyers argued in court on Monday that there is still a significant amount of evidence under review.
Charlottesville District Court Judge Robert H. Downer Jr. granted a continuance on the case without setting a new date for Huguely's preliminary hearing in the slaying of his former girlfriend, University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love. Huguely did not attend the five-minute hearing on Monday and waived his right to appear by video feed.
"There is a bunch of stuff still out there," said Huguely's lawyer, Francis Lawrence, citing roughly 20 items on a list of 112 that are still in the process of being reviewed.
Lawrence also accepted five additional charges to Huguely's case.
The charges, which prosecutors filed late Friday, include felony murder, robbery, burglary, statutory burglary and grand larceny.
Huguely also is charged with first-degree murder, which carries a minimum 20 years-to-life prison sentence under Virginia law.
Prosecutor Dave Chapman said the case needs more time.
"As a practical matter, there are ... a number of things under review that have not been reported on," Chapman said.
The attorneys said they would work with the judge to set a new date for the preliminary hearing.