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 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. 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.READ MORE: Masks Required For All In Anne Arundel County-Owned Buildings, Unvaccinated County Employees To Undergo Weekly Testing
Defense attorneys want to be notified if prosecutors plan to introduce any alleged or untried criminal conduct by Matthew.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Positivity Rate Rises To 3.23%, 25 Hospitalized
Prosecutors have two weeks to respond to the motions. The next hearing is set for Aug. 20 in Albemarle Circuit Court.MORE NEWS: Fire Investigators Probe Deadly Blaze In Caroline County Mobile Home
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