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UVa Murder Suspect Gets 3 Life Terms for Sex Assault

Jesse Matthew is also charged in 2 Charlottesville murders

(Newser) - Jesse Matthew Jr., charged with the murders of college students Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington, was sentenced Friday to life in prison for a sexual assault on a woman a decade ago in northern Virginia. Matthew, 33, of Charlottesville, Virginia, was officially sentenced to three consecutive life terms in Fairfax,... More »

Hannah Graham Case 'Now a Death Investigation'

Police say discovery of remains leaves 'a lot of work ahead'

(Newser) - Police in central Virginia have only preliminarily identified remains found yesterday as missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, but there appears to be little doubt in their minds, reports the Daily Progress . "This, sadly, is now a death investigation," said Albemarle County Police Col. Steve Sellers. The... More »

Body Found in Search for UVa Student

No positive ID, but Hannah Graham's family has been notified

(Newser) - It appears the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has reached a sad ending. Authorities have found a body in southern Albemarle County, reports the Daily Progress of Charlottesville. Police have not been able to identify the remains yet, but they have notified the family of 18-year-old... More »

Hannah Graham's Parents: Help Us Bring Her Home

Search continues for missing student

(Newser) - Police in Virginia may have charged Jesse Matthew in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham , but she remains missing and her parents yesterday issued a wrenching video pleading for her return. "Somebody listening to me today either knows where Hannah is, or knows someone who has... More »

UVa Suspect Tied to Murdered Student

Police reveal 'forensic link' between Jesse Matthew, Morgan Harrington

(Newser) - Hannah Graham isn't the first young woman to disappear in the Charlottesville area in recent years, and state police today announced that the man suspected in Graham's abduction has been forensically tied to another woman who went missing. Morgan Harrington vanished in October 2009 after attending a Metallica... More »

Cops: Missing UVa Student Was Seen at Bar With Man

Volunteers searching in Charlottesville today for Hannah Graham

(Newser) - Police searching for a missing University of Virginia student have discovered one more clue about the night she went missing: Hannah Graham was seen sometime between 1 and 2am last Saturday at a bar/restaurant near the downtown pedestrian mall in Charlottesville, reports WUSA . She entered the restaurant with a man,... More »

Police May Have 'Major Break' on Missing UVa Girl

They search car, apartment in Charlottesville

(Newser) - Hannah Graham remains missing, but police in Charlottesville, Va., are searching a car and an off-campus apartment in what the chief says could be a "major break," reports the Washington Post . The apartment is linked to a "person of interest" in the case of the missing University... More »

Police Seek Man Reportedly Seen With UVa Student

They release a description of the man

(Newser) - A man shown in two separate videos tailing missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was interviewed by Charlottesville police on Wednesday and told officers he saw another male approach Graham, put his arm around her, and walk away with her, the Daily Progress reports. The witness said Graham "... More »

Witness Saw Man With Missing UVa Student

Videos show Hannah Graham in Downtown Mall area

(Newser) - Some of the last known movements of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham are being pieced together with the help of surveillance video. The two most recent videos to surface haven't been released, but police have described their contents. An eyewitness previously told police that Graham entered the... More »

New Video Shifts Search for Missing UVa Student

Hannah Graham seen headed toward downtown pedestrian mall in Charlottesville

(Newser) - Police in Charlottesville, Va., are still searching for a missing University of Virginia student , and new video and eyewitness accounts have shifted the search again, reports the Daily Progress . Hannah Graham can be seen at 12:46am Saturday walking outside a bar, but she doesn't enter. About nine minutes... More »

As UVa Student Goes Missing, 'Deep Concern'

Hannah Graham, 18, is 4th in 5 years to vanish in area

(Newser) - University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, 18, was alone early Saturday, on her way home from a party, and police say she'd been drinking heavily. She texted a friend around 1:30am to say that she was lost in an area just off campus, then her phone went silent.... More »

Charlottesville First City to Take Stand Against Drones

Virginia lawmakers make mostly symbolic gesture

(Newser) - The city council in Charlottesville, Virginia, has approved what is thought to be the first anti-drone legislation in the country, reports US News & World Report . The measure asks the state and the US Congress to make it illegal to use "information obtained from the domestic use of drones"... More »

What Huguely Told Cops

Tape of U.Va lacrosse player's interview made public

(Newser) - As the black of May 2, 2010, faded into the gray of dawn, George Huguely—unaware that ex-girlfriend Yeardley Love lay lifeless in a morgue—sat down with Virginia cops to tell the story of the flowing booze, the heated emotions , and the violence of the night before. The tape... More »

UVa. Lax Player Indicted in Girlfriend's Murder

George Huguely headed to trial in murder of Yeardley Love

(Newser) - Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely is heading to trial in the murder of his on-again, off-again girlfriend and fellow student Yeardley Love. A Charlottesville grand jury today indicted the 23-year-old on murder charges, reports the Daily Progress, almost a year after Love was found dead in her... More »

Patricia Kluge: Downfall of a Billionaire Socialite

She overspent on an extravagant winery that tanked and lost it all

(Newser) - Patricia Kluge was a wealthy socialite with an exotic past, recipient of gifts from royalty and a rumored $1 billion divorce settlement. Now she’s living in a paltry 6,000 square feet, having auctioned off many of her luxuries before the banks foreclosed on her 960-acre winery and seized... More »

Va. Cops Retrieve Stolen Computer of Slain Student

Ex-boyfriend took it after 'altercation'

(Newser) - Police are examining the computer of Yeardley Love, the University of Virginia student killed in her dorm room, to see if it has any threatening emails from ex-boyfriend George Huguely. He admitted taking the computer after kicking in her locked bedroom door, repeatedly striking her head against the wall, and... More »

UVa. Student Murdered by Boyfriend: Cops

George Huguely held in death of fellow lacrosse player Yeardley Love

(Newser) - A University of Virginia student has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, who was found in her Charlottesville apartment early this morning. Yeardley Love and George Huguely, both 22, played on UVa.'s highly ranked lacrosse teams, the Daily Progress reports. Police responding to a... More »

Va. Police Hunt Highway Snipers

Three people wounded after gunmen hit 6 cars on I-64

(Newser) - Police in Virginia are on the hunt for gunmen who fired at cars on I-64 near Charlottesville and left two people injured, ABC News reports. Police say the suspects, at least two of them traveling together in one car, hit six vehicles on the interstate after midnight last night. None... More »

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