Nearly 12 years aft University of Virginia lacrosse subordinate Yeardley Love was recovered dormant successful her off-campus apartment, the antheral who was convicted of second-degree execution successful her sidesplitting is headed backmost to tribunal for a civilian proceedings successful a wrongful decease suit filed by Yeardley's mother.
Jury enactment is expected successful Charlottesville Circuit Court connected Monday successful a proceedings that volition question to clasp George Huguely liable successful the decease of Love. The suit seeks $29.5 cardinal successful compensatory damages and $1 cardinal successful punitive damages.George Huguely and Yeardley Love AP/Daily Progress via Charlottesville Police Department
Love and Huguely were some seniors who were weeks distant from graduating. They were known for their play connected UVA's nationally ranked men's and women's lacrosse teams, but they were besides known for their volatile relationship.
Prosecutors said successful May 2010, Huguely kicked a spread successful Love's chamber door, past bushed her aft a time of play and binge drinking, enraged that she had had a narration with a lacrosse subordinate from North Carolina.
A aesculapian examiner concluded that the 22-year-old Love died of blunt unit trauma to her head, but defence and prosecution experts offered differing aesculapian opinions connected the lethal consequences of her injuries.
The civilian proceedings is expected to see galore of the aforesaid witnesses, though galore of them are expected to attest successful videotaped depositions alternatively of successful person.George Huguely is escorted into the Charlottesville Circuit courthouse successful Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Steve Helber / AP
Huguely's attorney, Matthew Green, said the defence volition admit that Huguely's battle and artillery caused Love's decease and that her household is entitled to compensatory damages successful an magnitude to beryllium decided by the jury. But helium said the defence does not judge punitive damages are appropriate.
Green said Huguely is expected to testify. He said Huguely volition beryllium brought to tribunal from situation connected the time helium is scheduled to testify, but not connected the different days of the trial.
Jurors successful Huguely's 2012 first-degree execution trial viewed a constabulary interrogation video that was recorded hours aft Love's assemblage was recovered successful her apartment.
"I person to archer you something," Det. Lisa Reeves told Huguely aft helium had answered questions astir the night's events. "She's dead. You killed her."
"She's dead? How is she dead?" Huguely asked repeatedly. "Please, delight archer maine she is not dead."
"George, I privation I could, but I can't bash that. She's 22-years-old and the life's gone retired of her," Reeves said.
Before uncovering retired Love was dead, Huguely told constabulary successful his video-taped connection that erstwhile helium went to spot his erstwhile woman the nighttime of her decease helium told her to "chill out" and "shook her a little."
"We were conscionable going to talk," Huguely told the serviceman successful the video.