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Delay Requested in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against George Huguely

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George Huguely (FILE) George Huguely (FILE)
Yeardley Love (center) Yeardley Love (center)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A wrongful death lawsuit against convicted murderer George Huguely in Charlottesville could be delayed.

Tuesday, Maryland Judge Deborah Chasanow said she can't make an insurance liability ruling until after a hearing now scheduled for January 10. That ruling paves the way for a separate wrongful death lawsuit to move forward in Charlottesville Circuit Court.

Huguely is convicted of second-degree murder and is serving a 23 year prison sentence in the death of fellow University of Virginia student Yeardley Love. Love died at her apartment on 14th Street in May 2010.

The former lacrosse player is appealing his jailing after running out of options.

Love’s mother, Sharon, is suing Huguely for wrongful death. Sharon Love wants to tap into Huguely's family's $6 million insurance policy, if a jury rules in her favor.

Due to the Maryland ruling, Sharon Love's legal team is asking Charlottesville Judge Richard Moore to delay the three-week-long trial which is set to start March 6.

The Maryland federal hearing is set for January 10 at 9:30 a.m.

A letter was sent to the Charlottesville judge Tuesday saying all parties agree to a delay.

A new trial date has not been set.

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