Suspect in Va. student's kidnapping due in court

AP News
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 6:34 PM

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The suspect in the abduction of an 18-year-old University of Virginia student will be making an initial court appearance Friday in an unrelated rape case.

Fairfax County prosecutor Ray Morrogh said Monday that 32-year-old Jesse Matthew will appear in court via video link from a jail in the Charlottesville area, where he is currently being held.

Matthew was indicted last week in Fairfax on attempted capital murder and other charges for a 2005 sexual assault there. Authorities have said they have forensic links between the 2005 case, Hannah Graham's abduction last month, and the 2009 disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Graham's remains were found Oct. 18 in Albemarle County after a monthlong search, but Matthew has thus far been charged only with abducting the sophomore.