Prosecution Rests, Defense Begins

After calling several friends of Huguely and Love to the stand and introducing as evidence the bodybag tag and a photo of Yeardley Love’s bruised and battered face the commonwealth rested. Huguely120215_Taylor

The defense led off with a couple of experts that testified about Yeardley’s blood alcohol level and the injury to her brain. Huguely120215wide

George Huguely has paid close attention, but shown little emotion this week. Huguely120215_huguely

Wapo story here.

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Art Lien

Courtartist is me, Art Lien. I've been sketching the courts since 1976, and for most of that time the U.S. Supreme Court has been my regular beat. I've been working almost exclusively for NBC News since 1980. Courtroom sketching is a form of visual journalism or reportage drawing that is slowly dying out. Where once upon a time news organization each had their own artist covering a story, today a "pool" artist often sketches for all. It is a demanding and stressful discipline where the drawing is often done directly and under tight deadline.

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