Missing-student suspect doesn’t appear in Virginia court

Jesse Matthew, Jr.

Jesse Matthew, Jr.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student didn’t appear in court Thursday morning for a bond hearing on reckless driving charges as expected. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was scheduled for a 9 a.m. hearing in Albemarle County General District Court, but a judge read his name and then quickly moved to the next case without any explanation of where Matthew was or why he didn’t appear by video feed. The 32-year-old Matthew also is charged with abduction with intent to defile 18-year-old Hannah Graham. His bond hearing on that felony count has been set for Dec. 4 in Charlottesville.Authorities say he was charged with reckless driving after speeding away from a police station Sept. 20. He was apprehended last week in Texas.

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