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Jesse Matthew, Jr.

Jesse Matthew, Jr.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ A former hospital worker is due in court on charges of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student. Jesse Matthew Jr.’s first court appearance since being indicted on a first-degree murder charge is set for late Wednesday morning. Matthew is also charged with abduction with intent to defile, or sexually assault, 18-year-old Hannah Graham. The 33-year-old Matthew will appear by video link in Albemarle County Circuit Court. Matthew was the last person seen with Graham, who disappeared after a night out with friends last September. Her remains were found in a rural area five weeks later. Authorities say forensic evidence also has linked Matthew to their investigation of the 2009 disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Matthew has not been charged in that case.