Jesse Matthew, Junior of Charlottesville has been sentenced to three life prison terms for the attempted capital murder and sexual assault of a woman a decade ago in Northern Virginia.
The judge ordered the sentences to be served consecutively at the hearing this afternoon in Fairfax. Matthew’s family asked the judge for lenience, and a former girlfriend wrote a letter on Matthew’s behalf, saying he had been raped as a child.
33-year-old Matthew is also charged with the murders of college students Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington. His trial in the Graham case is set for July, and he faces a possible death sentence.