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Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Virginia College Students

He got 4 life sentences but no death penalty

(Newser) - The man known as the "UVA killer" will in all likelihood spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to killing two Virginia college students over the past seven years, NBC News reports. Jesse Matthew was sentenced to four life sentences on Wednesday as part of... More »

Dog Detected Student's Scent in UVa Suspect's Car

Search warrants upheld in Hannah Graham case

(Newser) - A former police bloodhound handler told a court on Monday that during the search for UVa student Hannah Graham , the animal detected her scent outside the car and apartment of suspect Jesse Matthew—and the scent of "fear and adrenaline" where she was allegedly attacked. The handler was testifying... More »

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 »

Suspect in UVa Killing Faces Death Penalty

Charges are upgraded against Jesse Matthew

(Newser) - The man accused of abducting and murdering a University of Virginia sophomore will now face the death penalty. Prosecutors today announced a charge of capital murder against 33-year-old Jesse Matthew in the death of Hannah Graham last year, reports the Daily Progress . Prosecutors initially didn't seek the death penalty,... 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 »

Hannah Graham Death Ruled a Homicide, but Cause Unknown

Medical examiner can't specify how UVa student was killed

(Newser) - The state medical examiner's office says University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was murdered, but it can't determine how, reports NBC29 of Charlottesville. In official parlance, the cause of death is "homicidal violence of undetermined etiology." The remains of the 18-year-old weren't found until five... 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 »

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 »

Jesse Matthew Was Hiding in Age-Old Hiding Spot

Man charged in Hannah Graham's disappearance accused of rape in 2002

(Newser) - Jesse Matthew, charged with the abduction of missing UVa student Hannah Graham, was found in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday on a "beach out in the boonies," as one Texan put it. After a tip, police spotted Matthew camped out on a sliver of sand on the remote Bolivar Peninsula—... More »

Suspect in Missing UVa Teen's Case Caught in Texas

Jesse Matthew arrested in Galveston; extradition under way

(Newser) - Police have captured the man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said 32-year-old Jesse Matthew is in custody in Galveston, Texas. Matthew is charged with abduction with intent to defile in the case of 18-year-old Hannah Graham , who has been missing... More »

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