FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request from news organizations to allow cameras at the upcoming attempted murder trial of Jesse Matthew in Fairfax County.
Matthew is also charged in Charlottesville with the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, whose remains were found last year after an extensive search.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Positivity Rate Rises To 3.23%, 25 Hospitalized
In Fairfax, Matthew is charged in connection to a 2005 sexual assault.
A coalition of media organizations, including The Associated Press, had asked to place a still camera and video camera in the courtroom for the Fairfax trial and for pretrial hearings.READ MORE: Masks Required For All In Anne Arundel County-Owned Buildings, Unvaccinated County Employees To Undergo Weekly Testing
At a hearing Thursday, a judge ruled that Virginia law does not allow cameras in cases concerning sexual assaults.
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