An Albermarle County judge has set a July 2016 trial date for Jesse Matthew, charged in the death of a UVA student.
Circuit Judge Cheryl Higgins sets Matthew’s trial date yesterday (6/25), after rejecting a defense motion that she recuse herself from the case.
Matthew’s attorney had asked for another judge because Higgins approved search warrants that will be challenged at the trial. He also pointed out the judge’s daughter is a second-year student at UVA. So was Hannah Graham, the young woman Matthew is accused of killing.