George Huguely sued over Yeardley Love slaying

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.