Lawyer Won't Represent Jesse Matthew in 2005 Fairfax Attempted Murder

Jesse Matthew's lawyer Jim Camblos confirmed he won't be representing his client in Fairfax, Virginia, where Matthew is facing attempted murder charges in a 2005 assault.

Matthew was charged Monday with attempted murder, abduction with attempt to defile and sexual penetration with an object in a Northern Virginia incident. Police say a 26-year-old woman was walking home from a grocery store when a man grabbed her and forced her into a wooded area, where he sexually assaulted her. He fled after being startled by another person.

Matthew was arrested with the abduction of U.Va. student Hannah Graham last month. Police say she was last seen Sept. 13 on surveillance video in Charlottesville, accompanied by Matthew. Albemarle County Police located human remains last weekend during the search for Graham, but have not yet made a positive identification.

Commonwealth's Attorney for Fairfax County Raymond F. Morrogh said Matthew will likely be brought to Northern Virginia to face the charges, but no court date has been set. Thursday, Fairfax authorities will ask the court for a bench warrant to bring Matthew to Northern Virginia.

"It's possible to transport a defendant to and from various courthouses, and that's what we'll do," Morrogh said.

Morrogh declined to comment on Matthew's connection to other unsolved cases. Authorities had previously said DNA evidence links the 2005 Fairfax assault to the murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington in 2009.

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