UVA abduction suspect in court on separate case

Jesse Matthew  (Photo: Charlottesville PD)

Jesse Matthew
(Photo: Charlottesville PD)

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) _ The man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being arraigned on an unrelated sexual assault from nearly a decade ago. Jesse Matthew will appear Friday morning for his arraignment in Fairfax County Circuit Court via video from a jail in the Charlottesville area, where he is being held. Matthew was indicted earlier this month on charges including attempted capital murder in connection with a September 2005 sexual assault on a 26-year-old woman who was walking home from the supermarket in Fairfax. For several years, authorities have said the assault was linked by DNA to the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Fairfax authorities charged Matthew shortly after authorities linked the Harrington case to Graham’s abduction as well. The 18-year-old Graham’s remains were found in mid-October.

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