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: Ravens Home Now On Front Line of COVID-19 Battle; M&T Bank Stadium Opens As Latest Maryland Mass Vaccination Site
Defense attorneys want to be notified if prosecutors plan to introduce any alleged or untried criminal conduct by Matthew.READ MORE: Montgomery County Public Schools Adding Over 300 Electric Buses; Aim To Be All-Electric By 2025
Prosecutors have two weeks to respond to the motions. The next hearing is set for Aug. 20 in Albemarle Circuit Court.MORE NEWS: Southwest Airlines Adding Flights From BWI Airport To Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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