DAY AHEAD: Jesse Matthew in court for Hannah Graham trial date hearing

DAY AHEAD: Jesse Matthew in court for Hannah Graham trial date hearing
Jesse Matthew (Source: Charlottesville Police)

ALBEMARLE, VA (WWBT) - Jesse Matthew heads to court for a hearing in the case for the murder of UVA student Hannah Graham.

The hearing is scheduled for Thursday afternoon in Albemarle County to set a trial date.

It's the first time the case will be in court after Matthew's lawyers attempted to get the judge in the case to recuse herself because her daughter attends UVA. Judge Cheryl Higgins denied that request.

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