Woman pulls Jesse Matthew defense fund site over threats

Posted at 11:09 PM, Sep 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-29 23:09:59-04

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A legal defense fund set up online for Jesse Matthew, the suspect accused of abducting missing University of Virginia student in Hannah Graham, has been taken down.

WCAV reports that the woman who created the fund took the site offline because they were getting too many threatening posts.

"We have disabled this fundraising page due to inappropriate behavior by some people, including threats and menacing behavior," read a post from Jennifer Zubaty, who created the fund.

The fund, which was administered by three trustees who know Matthew, was operating through crowdsourcing site FundRazr. Before the site was taken offline, nine users donated $1,835 to Matthew's dense.

Matthew is charged with abduction with intent to defile in the disappearance of 18-year-old Hannah Elizabeth Graham.

Matthew is scheduled to appear in court appearance Thursday  for a bond hearing in the General District Court.

He won't appear in person but instead by video from the regional jail.

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