Civil trial to begin in 2010 death of UVA lacrosse player
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Nearly 12 years after University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love was found dead, the man convicted of second-degree murder in her killing is headed back to court for a civil trial.
Jury selection is expected in Charlottesville Circuit Court Monday in a trial that will seek to hold George Huguely V liable in the death of Love.
The lawsuit filed by Love’s mother seeks $29.5 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages.
Huguely is serving a 23-year prison sentence.
Many of the same witnesses who testified during the criminal trial are expected to testify again at the civil trial.
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