Jury awards $15M in damages in UVA lacrosse player's killing

A former University of Virginia lacrosse player must pay $15 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit after beating his girlfriend to death in 2010, a jury decided Monday. 

George Huguely V was convicted of second-degree murder in 2012 in the killing of his girlfriend, Yeardley Love, and is currently serving a 23-year sentence. Huguely and Love were both lacrosse players at UVA, just a few weeks away from graduation. They had an on-again, off-again relationship prior to her death 12 years ago on May 3, 2010.

The jury awarded $7.5 million in compensatory damages to Love's mother and sister, Sharon Love and Lexi Love Hodges, in a Charlottesville Circuit Court. The jury read their decision after two hours of deliberation. 


Gavel In Court Room

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