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Prosecutor to seek death penalty in Hannah Graham slaying
Prosecutor to seek death penalty in Hannah Graham slaying

The man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and a prosecutor said Tuesday she will seek the death penalty if the case goes to trial. The indictment accusing Jesse L. Matthew Jr. of capital murder in the death of Hannah Graham is based on new forensic evidence, Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney Denise Lunsford told reporters after a hearing in which new defense attorneys with experience in death penalty cases were appointed. She declined to elaborate on the evidence. Matthew, a former hospital worker and taxi driver, already was charged with first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile and is being...

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