Trial to begin in lawsuit over death of UVA lacrosse player

A male who was founded guilty of second-degree murder in the 2010 killing of a University of Virginia lacrosse player is headed back to court for a civil trial in a wrongful death lawsuitBy DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs WriterApril 25, 2022, 7:48 AM – 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.– Nearly 12 years after University of Virginia lacrosse gamer Yeardley Love was discovered dead in her off-campus house, the guy who was convicted of second-degree murder in her killing is headed back to court for a civil trial in a wrongful death claim filed by Yeardleys mother.Jury selection is anticipated in Charlottesville Circuit Court on Monday in a trial that will look for to hold George Huguely accountable in the death of Love. They were understood for their play on UVAs nationally ranked maless and womens lacrosse groups, however they were likewise known for their unstable relationship.Prosecutors said Huguely kicked a hole in Loves bedroom door, then beat her after a day of golf and binge drinking, infuriated that she had actually had a relationship with a lacrosse gamer from North Carolina.A medical inspector concluded that the 22-year-old Love passed away of blunt force injury to her head, but defense and prosecution specialists provided differing medical opinions on the lethal repercussions of her injuries.The civil trial is expected to include many of the exact same witnesses, although numerous of them are anticipated to affirm in videotaped depositions rather of in person.Huguelys attorney, Matthew Green, stated the defense will acknowledge that Huguelys attack and battery caused Loves death and that her household is entitled to compensatory damages in an amount to be chosen by the jury.

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