Mother Files Wrongful Death Claim against Daughter’s Killer

Posted on May 17, 2012 1:20pm PDT

The mother of a slain daughter has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man responsible for taking her child's life. She is asking for over $30 million in damages on behalf of her daughter and her family. In 2006, the victim, Y.L., was a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia. She was wrestling with her boyfriend, G.H., also a fourth-year student at the University, when something when awry. Officers were called and when G.H. spoke with the police, he told them that the two had been wrestling playfully when Y.L.'s nose started to bleed. By the time that EMTs arrived at the University, the young girl had already passed away.

During the trial for the girl's death, an autopsy report presented by the prosecution showed that Y.L.'s brain stem punctured her brain, causing irreparable damage. The medical expert involved went on to say that the victim would have been alive for 2 to 6 hours after the brain damage occurred. The amount of time was later disputed by other witnesses brought to the stand by the defense. News sources say that following both legal teams' arguments G.H. was convicted and ordered to serve 26 years in a federal prison. Do you intend to move forward with a wrongful death claim in the state of North Carolina? If so, get immediate legal help now by contacting the Lanier Law Group, P.A. to arrange a case evaluation with a North Carolina personal injury attorney from our team.

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