Virginia To Seek Death Penalty Against Jesse Matthew

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VIRGINIA (WLNS) – The man who Virginia police say kidnapped and killed a University of Virginia student could face the death penalty.

Prosecutors updated charges for Jesse Matthew Junior from first degree murder to capital murder.

Police say 18-year-old Hannah Graham went missing on September 13th. Her remains were found a month later.

Surveillance video from shortly before her disappearance led authorities to Matthew. He was taken into custody 11 days after Graham went missing.

A trial date has not been scheduled yet.

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