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This story was corrected at 12:55 p.m. April 27. An explanation follows the story.

The mother of a University of Virginia student killed in 2010 is suing the Chevy Chase man convicted of her murder in February.

Sharon Love of Cockeysville filed the suit Thursday in a Charlottesville, Va., court, asking for $30.4 million in damages from George Huguely V. Huguely, 25, was given a 26-year prison sentence recommendation by a jury in February for killing Yeardley Love, 20.

There was no attorney listed for Huguely in this case Friday.

Love’s body was found in her Charlottesville apartment in May 2010, killed by what a Virginia medical examiner would later say was blunt trauma to her head. Huguely was arrested and admitted to breaking into her apartment and slamming her head into a wall repeatedly, but maintained he never intended to kill her.

At the time of her death, police said, Love and Huguely had previously been in a romantic relationship that turned volatile.

The civil suit seeks compensatory damages from Huguely, claiming he acted with “utter disregard of caution,” reckless indifference, and caused willful and malicious injury to Love, according to the complaint. No hearings have been scheduled in the case.

Huguely is a graduate of Landon School in Bethesda. His father, George Huguely IV, is a real estate developer and property manager.

Sharon Love’s lawyer, Irvin Cantor, declined to comment through a representative of his Richmond, Va., firm.

Huguely is being held in a Charlottesville prison. Court records state he will be sentenced in August.

aruoff@gazette.netThis story was corrected to accurately identify George Huguely V’s high school alma mater.