Huguely jury awards $15 million to Love family

FILE – In a March 8, 2009, photo, University of Virginia women’s lacrosse player Yeardley Love works with the ball in Charlottesville, Va. Nearly 12 years after Love was found dead, a Charlottesville Circuit Court jury awarded $15 million to Yeardley Love’s mother and sister at the end of a week-long wrongful death lawsuit.

By Tyler Hammel


ne day short of the 12th anniversary of her murder, a Charlottesville Circuit Court jury awarded $15 million to Yeardley Love’s mother and sister at the end of a week-long wrongful death lawsuit.

The jury ruled that Love’s convicted killer, George Huguely V, owed her mother and her sister $7.5 million each. The jury ruled that Huguely qualified to pay punitive damages, but did not set an amount.

“$15 million is a very fair verdict, but it is not as important as the finding that the jury made that there was wanton, willful misconduct and conscious disregard for the rights of Yeardley Love,” said Love’s attorney Paul Bekman. “That is extremely important to the family and it is extremely important to us.”


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