Lila Stangard is a recurring character on How to Get Away with Murder. Lila was the girlfriend of Griffin O'Reilly and the friend of Rebecca Sutter. She was having an affair with Sam Keating and was killed at his command.


Early LifeEdit

Lila Stangard was born to Stuart and Miranda Stangard. She didn't grow up religious, so her family was shocked when she started dating Griffin O'Reilly and took a virginity pact with him. She was having an affair with Sam Keating.


Lila was good friends with Rebecca Sutter, whom she talked and did drugs with. Lila also began seeing her professor Sam Keating, whom she nicknamed "Mr. Darcy" (because Sam didn't want her to tell anyone who he was), while she was still seeing Griffin. Lila lost her virginity to Sam and had sex with him multiple times. She ended up getting pregnant. When Sam found out about her pregnancy, he took her to an abortion clinic and wanted her to terminate it. Lila didn't want to, and their argument is captured on the surveillance camera that eventually helps convict Sam. After, she tries to sleep with Griffin so he would believe the baby was his, but he refused to.

Sam went to Yale for a lecture, and Lila suspected that he wanted to get a job at Yale so he could move away and escape her, so she decided to visit his wife, Annalise Keating, and tell her the truth. However, at that time, Sam was calling Annalise, so Bonnie Winterbottom answered the door and sent her away.

Death Edit

Sam skips his lecture at Yale and drives back to see Lila. They meet on the rooftop of her sorority, and he tells her that he loves her and that he's going to leave Annalise for her. He slips away under the guise of going to tell Annalise immediately and calls Frank with a payphone. Frank later shows up at the rooftop and strangles her, dumping her body in the water tank.

Lila Strangled

Lila is strangled by Frank.

The circumstances of her death were revealed in "The Night Lila Died" and "It's All My Fault", the season 1 finales.


Season 1
"Pilot" "It's All Her Fault" "Smile, or Go to Jail" "Let's Get to Scooping" "We're Not Friends"
"Freakin' Whack-a-Mole" "He Deserved to Die" "He Has a Wife" "Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me" "Hello, Raskolnikov"
"Best Christmas Ever" "She's a Murderer" "Mama's Here Now" "The Night Lila Died" "It's All My Fault"

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