Yeardley Love's family feared ex-beau's violent past

22-year-old George Huguely of Chevy Chase, Md and 22-year-old Yeardley Love. In this handout provided by Media Relations University of Virginia, shows George Huguely in this undated photo. Police have arrested Huguely of Chevy Chase and have charged him with first-degree murder of Love. Police Chief Tim Longo said during a news conference that 22-year-old Yeardley Love's body was found early Monday, May 3, 2010 in her Charlottesville apartment by a roommate. Longo says police were originally responding to a possible alcohol overdose, but quickly discovered it was something worse. (AP Photo/Media Relations University of Virginia)

September 20, 2012 6:53:25 AM PDT
The family of Yeardley Love, the college senior who was murdered by ex-boyfriend George Huguely, said today that they were shocked when they found out about Huguely's violent past and had urged Yeardley to get a restraining order against him.

Love, 22, was killed by Huguely, 25, in a drunken rage on May 3, 2010, just weeks before she was to graduate. Both played on the University of Virginia's elite lacrosse teams.

In an appearance on ABC's "Katie" today, Love's mother, Sharon Love, and her sister Lexie Love, recalled their growing concern over Yeardley Love's former boyfriend, a worry that Yeardley seemed to dismiss.

"Watch the full interview with the family of Yeardley Love today at 3 p.m. ET on "Katie"

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