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UVA to pay $9 million to families of three CFB players killed in shootings in 2022 after settlement

The University of Virginia will pay out a total of $9 million in settlements related to the shooting that killed three members of the Virginia football team in 2022, the Associated Press reported Friday.

The university will pay $2 million each to the families of D’Sean Perry, Devin Chandler and Lavel Davis Jr., the three students killed in the shooting, according to the AP.

UVA will pay a total of another $3 million to Mike Hollins and Marlee Morgan, two students injured in the shooting, the AP reported.

Hollins, a running back from Virginia, returned to play 11 games during the 2023 season.

The settlement was settled out of court and approved Friday by an Albemarle County judge, the AP reported.

The settlement also received approval from Governor Glenn Youngkin and Attorney General Jason Miyares, according to the AP.

The shooting occurred on November 13, 2022, on a charter bus that had just returned to Charlottesville from a school trip.

The incident led to a 12-hour lockdown and the arrest of former student Christopher Darnell Jones Jr.

After the fatal shooting, UVA launched an external investigation into school safety procedures. The university’s threat assessment team had received a report prior to the shooting that Jones may have owned a gun UVA Magazine‘s Richard Gard.

Jones, who is being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, faces charges that were upgraded last year from first-degree murder to aggravated murder, according to Justin Jouvenal of the WashingtonPost. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

Jones’ trial will begin in January 2025, Hawes Spencer reported for Charlottesville’s Daily progress.

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