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Why Jesse Matthew may not be in Charlottesville jail much longer

Posted at 12:01 PM, Oct 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-23 18:48:22-04

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. -- Jesse Matthew, a suspect in the abduction of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, could be moved from Charlottesville to Fairfax after a judge issued a warrant to transfer Matthew to Northern Virginia.

Earlier this week Matthew was indicted in connection with a rape in Fairfax that dated back nearly a decade.

It was 2005, when a woman was attacked while she walked from a store. She survived the attack. DNA from that case has been linked to Matthew. A grand jury indicted the 32-year-old man on three felonies that include attempted capital murder, abduction and sexual penetration with an object.

Matthew's Charlottesville lawyer, James Camblos, has written a letter requesting he represent Matthew in Fairfax County as well.

Matthew has been in jail in Charlottesville after he was captured in Texas a month ago, and charged with abducting Graham.

This past Saturday, search crews found remains in Albemarle County believed to be those of Graham. The results from an autopsy conducted in Richmond are expected to be released any day.

Matthew is also forensically linked to the disappearance of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. She went missing in 2009. Her body was found several months later.

The newly released warrant from Fairfax County did not indicate when Matthew would be transferred.