CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The mother of a slain University of Virginia lacrosse player has filed a lawsuit against the former men's lacrosse player convicted of murdering her daughter.
Sharon Love filed the lawsuit against George Huguely V on Thursday in Charlottesville Circuit Court. Love is requesting nearly $29.5 million in compensatory damages for the death of her daughter, Yeardley Love.
Huguely, of Chevy Chase, Md., was convicted in February of second-degree murder and grand larceny in Love's death. A jury has recommended that he serve 26 years in prison.
The lawsuit claims that Huguely was responsible for Love's death on May 3, 2010, and seeks a jury trial.
The filing was first reported by The Daily Progress.