It is being reported on August 20, 2015 that the judge has ruled on the pre-trial motions presented by murder suspect Jesse L. Matthew Jr’s defense. “Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 33, appeared in a Charlottesville courtroom Thursday afternoon for a series of motions in the capital murder case against him . . . Matthew was originally charged with first-degree murder, but prosecutors upgraded the charge to capital murder in May after consulting with Graham’s family and weighing the impact on the community.”
It is being reported on August 20, 2015 that a judge is deciding on the pre-trial motions of Hannah Graham’s murder case. Jesse Matthew Jr. has been charged with abducting and murdering the University of Virginia student. Graham went missing on September 12, 2014 which set off a nationwide manhunt. Surveillance video showed Graham with Matthew and a month later Graham’s remains were found in Albemarle County.