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UVa Lacrosse Player's Mom Sues Killer for $30M

Yeardley Love's mother sues George Huguely V
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 26, 2012 5:34 PM CDT
UVa Lacrosse Player's Mom Sues Killer for $30M
George Huguely V is escorted by a sheriff's deputy as he arrives for his trial in Charlottesville, Va., in February.   (AP Photo/Norm Shafer)

(Newser) – The mother of slain University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love has filed a $30.5 million lawsuit against the former men's lacrosse player convicted of murdering her daughter. Sharon Love filed the lawsuit against George Huguely V today in Charlottesville Circuit Court, saying he was responsible for her 22-year-old daughter's death, according to the local Daily Progress. She is seeking nearly $29.5 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages.

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Huguely, 24, of Chevy Chase, Md., was convicted in February of second-degree murder and grand larceny in Yeardley Love's May 2010 death. A jury has recommended that he serve 26 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 30. Huguely "acted with such indifference to Love that his conduct constituted an utter disregard of caution amounting to a complete neglect of safety for Love," the lawsuit says. (Read more Yeardley Love stories.)

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