UVA awards posthumous degrees to three football players killed in shooting

The three students lost their lives in a November shooting on UVA grounds

D'Sean Perry, Lavel Davis and Devin Chandler (Associated Press)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia and the College of Arts and Sciences departments are honoring Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry with posthumous degrees.

The initial request was made by Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs Rachel Most, who served as dean for all three students in college.

On Nov. 13 at about 10:30 p.m., the three students were shot and killed on a charter bus as they returned from a field trip in Washington, D.C. Two others, Mike Hollins and Marlee Morgan, survived the shooting and are now recovering.

[READ MORE: ‘The community is really hurting’: UVA students react to fatal shooting]

Twenty-two-year-old Chris Jones, also a UVA student, has been charged with the following in connection with the shooting:

  • Three counts of second-degree murder
  • Three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony

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