Man charged with murder in death of University of Virginia student

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 10, 2015 11:25 AM

(Reuters) - Prosecutors have charged Jesse Matthew Jr. of Charlottesville, Virginia, with first-degree murder and abduction in the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said on Tuesday.

Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney Denise Lunsford made the announcement during a televised news conference. Graham, 18, disappeared in September and her remains were found the next month. Matthew had been charged with her disappearance.

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