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 "a great deal of thought went into this determination" but revealed nothing more on the decision-making process. USA Today reports Matthew was indicted yesterday.
Graham was last seen in September, leaving a bar with Matthew; her body was discovered Oct. 18 on an abandoned property. As NBC29 notes, forensics have linked him to the murder of Morgan Harrington, while he has also been charged in a rape case. (Read more Jesse Matthew stories.)