February 26, 2012
The Case of the 'Stupid Drunk'
A high-profile trial puts a spotlight on alcohol abuse on campuses, and the problems of trying to intervene.
Andrew Shurtleff, ZUMApress.com, Newscom
We know him all too well. We see him in class, on the field, at the bar, and in our living rooms. He's the "stupid drunk."
Recently Francis McQ. Lawrence, a defense lawyer, used those words to describe his client George Huguely V, a former student at the University of Virginia. Last week a jury convicted Mr. Huguely of second-degree murder, and sentenced him to 26 years in prison for the death of Yeardley Love, his onetime girlfriend, in 2010, days before both were to