On May 3, 2010, Cockeysville resident Sharon Love was eagerly anticipating the graduation of her 22-year-old daughter, Yeardley, from the University of Virginia. But early that morning, she received a knock on her door. On the other side of the door were police officers, who informed her that her daughter had been found dead. Yeardley’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, George Huguely V, would soon be arrested, charged with beating her to death, and sentenced to 23 years in prison. The murder of her daughter could have handed Sharon Love a life-sentence of personal grief. But she had bigger, better plans.
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Sharon Love started the One Love Foundation to honor her daughter Yeardley, a Notre Dame Prep alum who was murdered by her boyfriend in 2010. The foundation teamed up with a production company to create a video aimed at educating 16- to 24-year-olds about dating violence.
“We would do anything to try and prevent another family from going through what we’ve had to go through and it thrills us to think that people will pay attention to this and get out and save themselves,” Sharon said.
Despite what the headline might have you believe, this isn’t just another hot tip about where to buy the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. “Shop in the Name of Love” is actually an event being held this Wednesday (the 13th) to help raise money for the One Love Foundation—the local foundation dedicated to the memory of Yeardley Love and to ending relationship violence. This Wednesday, the shops at Ruxton Station will be donating a portion of all purchases to One Love, helping advance that mission—and maybe even supplying you with some Valentine’s Day must-haves along the way.
It was almost a year ago that George Huguely was convicted for the murder of his former girlfriend, fellow UVA lacrosse player (and graduate of Baltimore’s Notre Dame Prep), Yeardley Love. A judge sentenced Huguely to 23 years for the murder, plus a concurrent year for stealing Love’s computer. And now, Huguely is asking for a new trial.
From the outside, Leslie Morgan-Steiner‘s life looked enviable: the daughter of a judge, Steiner had done stints at Harvard and the University of Chicago, and had a job in the fast-paced New York magazine world. When she got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, her family and friends celebrated — and no one mentioned any of the signs that something was horribly wrong.
In her interview with Katie Couric last week, Sharon Love said that she had “no idea” that her daughter Yeardley’s relationship with boyfriend George Huguely was violent. Two years after her daughter’s death, Love and her daughter Lexie have teamed up with a Johns Hopkins expert on intimate partner violence to create a smartphone app to help determine whether a relationship is potentially abusive.
Sharon and Lexie Love, the mother and sister of former UVA lacrosse player and NDP alum Yeardley Love whose was murdered in May of 2010, appeared on “Katie” yesterday to discuss dating violence.
Among other details, Sharon Love tells Katie Couric, “I don’t think she was aware that it was as serious as it was.”