Man charged with UVA student’s murder

Jesse Matthew

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Jesse Matthew has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

During a Tuesday morning news conference, Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford announced Matthew was indicted Feb. 2 on the murder charge, as well as abduction with intent to defile.

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Matthew was already charged in Graham’s disappearance in September. The 18-year-old’s remains were found several weeks later in the southern part of Albemarle county, near where Matthew had previously lived.

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Matthew will make his first court appearance in Albemarle County on Wed., Feb. 18, via video.

Investigators also suspect Matthew in a 2005 Fairfax rape case, which has been linked forensically to the 2009 death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington in Charlottesville.

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