FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A woman who was attacked in a 2005 case that authorities have linked to the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will testify at a pretrial hearing next month.
The woman, who now lives in India, will be traveling back to Virginia before trial to determine whether she can identify 33-year-old Jesse Matthew of Charlottesville as her attacker.READ MORE: ‘Our Numbers Are Up About 500%’ Maryland Pushes To Vaccinate As Covid Delta Variant Spreads; Still No Plans For Another Mask Mandate
Matthew is charged with sexual assault and attempted capital murder in the Fairfax case.READ MORE: Bouncing back: Ledecky finally wins gold at Tokyo Games
Defense lawyers, though, question whether she can identify Matthew as her attacker. At a hearing Friday in Fairfax, a judge scheduled a June 4 hearing with the victim to determine whether she can reliably identify Matthew as her assailant.
Prosecutors say they also have DNA evidence linking Matthew to the crime.MORE NEWS: 'Our Jaws Dropped': Essex Daycare Teacher Caught On Camera Yanking Child To The Ground
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