Jesse Matthew enters Alford plea in Fairfax sex assault, abduction case

Posted at 2:00 PM, Jun 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-10 14:02:48-04

Jesse Matthew on Wednesday entered an Alford plea in a September 2005 abduction, sexual assault and attempted murder in Fairfax, Virginia, Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Morrogh said.

The plea means he does not admit to a criminal act but acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence to win a conviction.

Matthew also faces a capital murder charge in the case of Hannah Graham, 18, the University of Virginia student who went missing last September after a night out with friends. Her remains were found in October.



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