Yeardley was a University of Virginia student-athlete on the cusp of college graduation. She was close with her mother and sister, and was the heart and soul of the UVA lacrosse team. After she broke up with her boyfriend, he ended her life. The signs of abuse were there but people who orbited the couple lacked the tools to provide help.
A paper mill worker was found dead in a paper vat. Two and a half years later 6 men were arrested. If you listened to the news at the time, this case was a slam dunk. As time went on, many issues surfaced. The state’s case had major holes. Witnesses recanted, corruption was uncovered, and one of the convicted was exonerated. This is the story of the Monfils 6.