Yeardley Love’s Family Awarded $15 Million in Wrongful Death Suit

A jury found 34-year-old Chevy Chase native George Huguely V civilly liable on May 2 for killing his girlfriend Yeardley Love in 2010.

Huguely must pay both Yeardley’s sister, Lexi Love Hodges, and their mother, Sharon Love, $7.5 million in compensation, according to a report by the AP. The report also notes how this suit is intended to hold Huguely liable for Yeardley’s death.

Huguely was convicted of second-degree murder in 2012 and currently serving a 23-year prison sentence. He and Love were in a two-year, off-and-on relationship before Yeardley was found dead in her off campus apartment on May 3,2010, according to WTOP Virginia.

Both Love and Huguely were 22-year-old University of Virginia lacrosse stars and weeks away from graduation.

Photo credit One Love Foundation website.

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