Jury awards $15M in damages in UVA lacrosse player’s killing
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A former University of Virginia lacrosse player who fatally beat his girlfriend in 2010 has been ordered by a jury to pay $15 million in a wrongful death lawsuit.
George Huguely V is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in the killing of Yeardley Love after being convicted of second-degree murder in 2012.
Huguely and Love both played lacrosse at UVA and had an on-again, off-again relationship before Huguely drunkenly killed her.
The lawsuit sought $29.5 million in compensatory damages, plus $1 million in punitive damages.
The jury ruled that $7.5 million in compensatory damages should be given to both Love’s sister and her mother.
Punitive damages weren’t awarded.
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