CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for a man charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student have filed several new motions in his capital murder case.
The Charlottesville Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/1IcxHlq ) that Jesse Matthew’s attorneys are asking the judge to bar people in the courtroom from displaying any symbols supporting Hannah Graham, the 18-year-old woman Matthew is accused of killing last September.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Maryland Officials Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Task Force
They also want the judge to allow Matthew to attend the trial unshackled and wearing his own clothes. He has worn restraints and a jail-issued jumpsuit at preliminary hearings.
Defense attorneys want to be notified if prosecutors plan to introduce any alleged or untried criminal conduct by Matthew.READ MORE: Break-In Reported At Patterson Park Pagoda
Prosecutors have two weeks to respond to the motions. The next hearing is set for Aug. 20 in Albemarle Circuit Court.
Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com
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