CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A moment of silence was held at the
University of Virginia's commencement ceremonies and a slain
women's lacrosse player was given a posthumous degree.
Yeardley Love was awarded a bachelor's degree in politics and
government Sunday in a diploma ceremony held by the Department of
Politics. Love's cousin, Lawren McChesney, walked up to accept the
The ceremony was held about an hour after the main commencement
ceremonies for 6,256 university seniors in Charlottesville.
The 22-year-old Love's battered body was discovered May 3 in her
Charlottesville apartment. Police have charged men's lacrosse
player George Huguely with first-degree murder. His attorney has
said Love's "death was not intended, but an accident with a tragic