In Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous they say it takes what it takes for a drunk or addict to want to get sober or straight: Stated another way, every drunk or addict who staggers into AA or NA (usually both) has reached a bottom where he or she has finally been beaten into submission.
That bottom can be high or low – sometimes, as in George Huguely’s case, the bottom is very, very low. The hard time George has to serve will take him the rest of the way down.
Don’t get me wrong: Huguely deserves what he got, and his sentence is appropriate. If George is to salvage any part of his life, he has to get into AA and/or NA in prison and deal with his addiction.
Huguely guilty of second-degree murder, faces 26 years
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V was found guilty of second-degree murder in the May 2010 slaying of his former girlfriend, and he now faces 26 years in prison.