CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Lawyers for George Huguely are taking the appeal of his second-degree murder conviction to the US Supreme Court.
WCAV reports that Chief Justice John Roberts granted that petition, according to court documents. Earlier this year, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled against Huguely's appeal petition.
The next court date is scheduled for June.
Huguely, a former UVa. student, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend Yeardly Love in 2010. He has served almost five years of his sentence.