Victim In Fairfax Attack To Testify At Pretrial Hearing

CBS Baltimore

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A woman who was attacked in a 2005 case that authorities have linked to the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will testify at a pretrial hearing next month.

The woman, who now lives in India, will be traveling back to Virginia before trial to determine whether she can identify 33-year-old Jesse Matthew of Charlottesville as her attacker.

Matthew is charged with sexual assault and attempted capital murder in the Fairfax case.

Defense lawyers, though, question whether she can identify Matthew as her attacker. At a hearing Friday in Fairfax, a judge scheduled a June 4 hearing with the victim to determine whether she can reliably identify Matthew as her assailant.

Prosecutors say they also have DNA evidence linking Matthew to the crime.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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