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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Ex-UVA Athlete Moving Forward

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Charlottesville judge has denied a request to pause the wrongful death lawsuit against George Huguely V, a former University of Virginia student convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend, Yeardley Love.

Media outlets report attorneys for Sharon Love — Yeardley Love's mother — asked the judge on Tuesday to once again extend the suspension of the $29.45 million wrongful death lawsuit. The judge denied that request, meaning the case will head toward a March 2017 trial.

The Charlottesville court has been waiting for a decision in a Maryland case over whether the Love family could get a payout from the Huguely family's insurance policy. In that case, Sharon Love says Huguely didn't intend to kill her daughter. Huguely's attorneys want the Charlottesville case bound by that version of events.

Huguely is serving a 23-year prison sentence.

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