CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Lawyers for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend say a wrongful death lawsuit against him should be suspended until the criminal case ends.

The Daily Progress reports that George Huguely's lawyers filed a motion this week in Charlottesville Circuit Court asking a judge to stay the $30 million lawsuit.

If the civil case goes to trial before the criminal case is finalized, the motion argues that Huguely's Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination could be violated.

Huguely is seeking a new trial in the criminal case.

The Chevy Chase, Md., man was convicted in February of second-degree murder and grand larceny in the May 2010 death of Yeardley Love of suburban Baltimore.

Love's mother, Sharon Love, filed the lawsuit April 26. 

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