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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 »

UVa Suspect Charged in 2nd Murder

Jesse Matthew accused of killing Virginia Tech student in 2009

(Newser) - A man already facing a capital murder charge has been charged with the murder of a Virginia Tech student who vanished after a Metallica concert in 2009. Jesse Matthew was indicted yesterday on charges of first-degree murder and abduction with the intent to defile in the case of 20-year-old Morgan... More »

Hannah Graham Suspect Charged With Murder

Jesse Matthew will not face the death penalty

(Newser) - Jesse Matthew, who had already been charged with the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham , has now been charged with her murder. In today announcing the first-degree murder charge, Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney Denise Lunsford noted Matthew will not face the death penalty. She says that "... More »

2 Women Vanished From Town UVa Suspect Lived In

While Jesse Matthew was in Newport News in 2003, he was also accused of sex assault

(Newser) - The man accused of kidnapping UVa student Hannah Graham was accused of raping a woman at Liberty University in the fall of 2002, but she didn't proceed with the case. Jesse Matthew was a student there at the time—and left that school for Christopher Newport University, where he... 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 »

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 »

Metallica Makes PSA Video in Hunt for Fan's Killer

Band asks for police tips after 2009 Virginia killing

(Newser) - Metallica has made a public service video as part of a publicity blitz to try to catch a man wanted in the death of a Virginia Tech student who disappeared after one of the band's concerts. Composite sketches of the suspect will be featured at bus shelters and on... More »

Virginia Student's Body Found

Skeletal remains discovered in field

(Newser) - Virginia police believe skeletal remains discovered by a farmer in a Charlottesville field are those of a Virginia Tech student who disappeared last October after attending a Metallica concert. Education major Morgan Harrington, 20, was the subject of repeated fruitless searches. "I looked down and saw what looked like... More »

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