Yeardley Love, who died on May 3, 2010, was just two weeks from graduation. She, too, played on the school's lacrosse team.
Prosecutor Warner "Dave" Chapman wept in open burberry purse court as he addressed the jury, according to ABCNEWS.com
"She couldn't scream ... was it his hand over her mouth? Was it her face being mashed into the floor?"
The 6-foot-tall Huguely was 8 inches taller and more than 100 pounds heavier than the young woman he had dated for two years. Medical examiners for the prosecution testified that she died of blunt force trauma to the head.
The prosecutor reminded jurors of an email Huguely wrote to Love, telling her, "I should have killed you," after finding out that she was dating another man.
In her closing, defense lawyer Francis McQ. Lawrence admitted his client "bears responsibility" in Love's death, according to the Washington Post.
"He played a role in that, and he will take responsibility for it in a way you determine,” he said, suggesting jurors should consider the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter rather than premeditated murder.
"He contributed to her death but he did not kill her," Lawrence told the court.
"He's not calculating. He's a boy athlete."
Jurors can also opt to convict the defendant on second-degree murder, if they decide he acted with malice but without premeditation.
"I think it would be premature to exclusively decide that the time for a military option was upon us," Dempsey added, according to early reports of the interview, noting that he sensed that increased sanctions were beginning to have an effect.
Dempsey's remarks come amid a rising tide of threats and speculation -- some of it media driven -- about the possibility that Israel might launch a military strike against Iran in an attempt to forestall that country's development of a nuclear weapon.
American intelligence assessments say that Iran would have the capability to build a nuclear bomb in the coming years, but it has not yet decided whether to do so.
In recent days, both Israel and Iran appear to Burberry Bags have taken a number of steps escalating the tensions, including Iran's recent unveiling of the first domestically produced nuclear fuel rods and its decision over this weekend to move warships into the Mediterranean Sea for only the second time since 1979.
Israelis seem increasingly poised to take military action sooner rather than later, according to both Israeli and American officials, although some have indicated that the Israelis may be willing to let tough sanctions work a bit longer.
In the war of words, American officials have repeatedly signaled that they do not believe military action is in anybody's best interests at this point, something Dempsey and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sought to drive home in several appearances on Capitol Hill over the last several days, while also trying to tamp down the rhetoric coming from Israel.
Dempsey reinforced this point during his interview on CNN.
“A strike at this time would be destabilizing and wouldn’t achieve their long-term objectives,” Dempsey said about the Israelis, according to Bloomberg. “I wouldn’t suggest, sitting here today, that we’ve persuaded them that our view is the correct view and that they are acting in an ill-advised fashion."
Dempsey also threw cold water on some of the more aggressive plans to intervene militarily in the crisis in Syria, where opposition forces have been carrying out an increasingly bloody revolt against the regime of President Bashar Assad.
"Syria is a very different challenge" from Libya, where American-led NATO forces recently helped end the reign of dictator Muammar Gadhafi, Dempsey added. "It's a different challenge, as you described it, geographically. It's a different challenge in terms of the capability the Syrian military. They are very capable."
Dempsey also called plans to simply burberry outlet online arm the opposition "premature."