Huguely testifies in wrongful death case
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- On Wednesday, George Huguely was in court in Charlottesville to testify during a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed against him by the family of Yeardley Love.
While on the stand, he apologized to the Love family, saying he hopes they find closure one day. At that point, Love’s sister burst into tears.
Huguely admitted to being intoxicated the night he went to Love’s apartment.
But he also said he doesn’t recall entering the apartment, tossing Love onto the bed, assaulting her or leaving the apartment.
When officers arrived at his home a few hours later, Huguely said he voluntarily went in to be questioned.
He added that it wasn’t until then that police even told him Love was dead, which he says traumatized him.
Huguely’s attorney says he has admitted to assaulting Love and that her family is entitled to compensatory damages in an amount to be determined by the jury.
However, the attorney also said the defense will argue there shouldn’t be any punitive damages awarded.
In fact, he says Huguely did not intend to cause Love’s death nearly 12 years ago.
Love’s mother wants $29.5 million in compensatory damages and another $1 million in punitive damages.
Huguely is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence for second-degree murder.