OT: missing UVA student

I know we've got a few TKPers in the Charlottesville area, with this one being so close to home for many of us I'm just asking you guys to keep your eyes open.

Hopefully she's alright and this all blows over

article here: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/missing-uva-student-hannah-graham-wo...

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Shared with my family in Charlottesville. Hope Hannah's found safe and sound.

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Very sad news. Morgan Harrington's family has reached out to Graham family

http://wtvr.com/2014/09/16/gil-harrington-on-hannah-graham/

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I thought about the Harrington case as soon as I heard about this new one. I hope they're not connected.

Prayers to Hannah and her family. Hopefully she'll come home safe.

Semi-relatedly, Help Save The Next Girl is a non-profit founded by Morgan Harrington's family and could use financial help. According to their site, 100% of donations go "to our primary focus to spread safety information and prevent future crimes against young women."

TKP raised over $600 in donations for the Women's Resource Center of the NRV last year (UMD game tailgate), so if you're in a position to donate again this year, this is an organization that I would encourage looking at.

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lets hope shes safe and doing alright. that could happened on any college town.

Washington and Lee University (Lexington) sent an email warning tonight about a potential sighting of the suspect in the Morgan Harrington case. Nothing has even slightly hinted that the cases are linked (other than that both were in C'ville) but still curious coincidence in timing.

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I hate to think there's some sort of connection, but there are a lot of VERY odd coincidences with this. First is that this happened the same week as the Morgan Harrington abduction. There was also a girl that went missing last year, same week in Charlottesville. I'm not going to make any assumptions, but I hope that the girl is safe and whoever is responsible is punished.

Yeah that's immediately what I thought of as well. Wait, was she the VT student who went missing in Charlottesville a while ago? Anyway, it seems to me like there's a serial killer near the UVA campus.

Yes, Harrington was a VT student. She was there for the Metallica concert.

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Morgan went missing in October, so the coincidences might not be as strong.

Hopefully Hannah is found, soon, alive and well.

Fair point. Didn't Google search it, just a discussion my wife and I had and she mentioned it. As I'm supposed to do, I took her word for truth. I'd say I'll never make that mistake again but I probably will.

Few in the area are making connections to previous disappearances, but there are several incidents dating back to Alecia Showalter Renolds in 1996. There have been some that have been solved, including Renolds, but it's a disturbing pattern. Our prayers go out to her family and for her safe return.

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The entire "81" corridor (going as far east as Charlottesville) has numerous unsolved kidnappings and murders of young woman or young couples, including at least three people from VT. Morgans murder has been linked to another crime in NOVA.

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Look out for the vehicle he was last seen in: 1997 light blue Nissan Sentra w/ VA Tags: VAC4575. Looks like this:
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Apparently he has contacts in DC, VA, MD, NY, PA

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Thanks historyhokie!! This guy must be found!!

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at least there is a break in the case, i just hope we are not to assume the worst concerning Hannah...

After this long it's hard to think otherwise. This guy was definitely running from something.

For those that haven't seen it yet, this just broke

Wow thanks for sharing. I am very very curious about ALL of the forensic evidence
they seem to have and cannot share with the public.

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God I hope she didn't suffer the same fate... I'm still hoping and praying that she's out there somewhere and A-ok

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

I am happy that her family is probably going to get justice, but sad at how long it has taken.

A search team from the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Department found human remains on a property in rural Albemarle County, and the Graham family has been contacted. Forensic analysis is pending as to whether they are Hannah's, which will be conducted in Richmond.

The authorities stressed that it is now a death investigation.

Thoughts and prayers to entire Graham family, and the UVA community in their time of need.

http://wavy.com/2014/10/18/charlottesville-officers-to-make-hannah-graha...

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Terrible tragedy, heart and prayers out to her family.

Reading these updates was gut wrenching. Glad there is at least a break in the case, my prayers for the families of the victims.

For those who don't know, or haven't heard, Graham's killer plead guilty to her murder in addition to the murder of Morgan Harrington. He will die in custody.

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Just my opinion, but he should die in the chair (I'm saying this not knowing what his sentence will be, just assuming from your statement that he's getting life). Why should we tax payers pay to keep scum like him fed and clothed? And that's all I have to say about that.

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That's why I stated that was all I had to say about it. Don't want to cause a huge discussion.

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I'm not advocating for the death penalty (or against it, or really anything), but what gets me is that he's already serving 3 life sentences for another sexual assault conviction and they give him a plea deal to tack 4 more life sentences on there. I understand when "life sentence" means 20 years without the possibility of parole that it means something to tack on another "life sentence" and make it 40 years without parole, but, in this case, I'm confused as to how his punishment changes at all. The guy is 34 years old. He was already going to be in prison at a minimum til he was 94. Now we'll make him wait for that parole hearing until he's 174. That'll show him.

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Because it's possible to appeal and have your sentence reduced or be found not guilty of a different crime, though unlikely given a guilty plea. So if you're given 4 life sentences and you appeal and have 1 reduced, you still have 3 more. If you are given 1, or 2, then you are more likely to be eligible for parole or released. When each crime has a max sentence and you are found guilty of all of them, it's not unlikely to see that max sentence given so that there's an extremely low probability that they will ever be back in public again.

yeah the key with the additional life sentences is that he is ineligible for appeal or geriatric release. Unless he escapes there is no way he will spend any portion of the rest of his life outside a prison. Given his crimes I wouldn't be surprised if he's physically accosted in prison. I will not share my views on the death penalty here (cuz politics) but I can just about guarantee he will go through hell at some point during his stay in prison. He'll be there until he dies. Whether that happens quickly or a long time from now is anyone's guess.

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

Why should we tax payers pay to keep scum like him fed and clothed?

Regardless of a person's stance on the death penalty, that reasoning is deeply flawed. It actually ends up being more expensive to give a guy the death penalty than life in prison.

True, but it doesn't have to be. Bullets are cheap.

Jesus H. Christ that's a truly ignorant view. People bad enough to warrant the death penalty are scumbags no doubt, but they still have constitutional rights. That's where most of the cost is incurred. Trials are expensive. Death penalty trials are even more expensive than most, not to mention the fact that they generally result in more appeals, thus further increasing the cost. And during all these trials and appeals, the taxpayer must pay to feed, clothe, and shelter that person, with the shelter being much more costly than if they were sentenced to anything but death row. The price of bullets has zero bearing on this conversation.

Sorry but if I am going to trust my government to kill a citizen, or even just a resident, I want every single legal avenue exhausted to ensure the decision was both arrived at properly, and fairly.

If that means it costs more so be it, you get what you pay for.

Relax guys it was a joke of some sorts. But it is truly rediculous what it costs to incarcerate people in this country. I don't know what the answer is. It would be nice not to have people break the law but I don't think that's gonna change. Too many people with too much time on their hands playing fast and loose. Everyone should get married and they wouldn't have time to do the things they enjoy let alone get into trouble.

Reduce the sentances, specifically the mandatory minimums established by the failed war on drugs, for non-violent drug offenders. Turning prisons into profits through privatization hasn't helped either as now the prisons benefit from longer sentences and repeat offenders. Rehabilitating prisoners doesn't keep the govt money flowing

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Bullets are both cheap and a violation of the Constitution.

The reason the death penalty is so expensive is because of the liberties that were bestowed by the Framers.

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An awful lot of rights were added much later, many of which were needed at the time, but there is a lot that could be done improve the process. There are certain levels of proof that should have fewer appeal options, and others where the evidence is circumstantial enough the death sentence should not be an option.

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In almost every state, seeking the death penalty requires a great deal more from the prosecution than would be needed just for a conviction, so the last portion of your comment is already the reality. But I strenuously object to the idea of limiting appeal options. If the system is going to deprive of a person of liberty, and especially if they are going to seek to deprive life, then there must be near certainty that they are entirely justified in doing so. We're the last truly civilized society that employs the death penalty, and when we choose to use it, that choice must be beyond reproach. I'll say that I am biased, because I aim to be a prosecutor, and I do tend to favor the death penalty when it is warranted, but we MUST utilize a principled approach to its application. Otherwise it amounts to little more than government-sanctioned murder.

I think you took that the wrong way - there are too many cases where there should not be appeals at all because there is not really enough evidence where the death penalty should be an option. The chances of getting this wrong should be 0%. If the evidence is not that good, they should not be on death row. If the evidence is that good, the appeals should be able to be rejected with much less time or money being spent.

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Jesse Matthew diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer

A confessed murderer serving multiple life sentences for the slayings of two Virginia college students has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and was transferred to a new prison this week to undergo treatment.

Jesse Matthew Jr., 37, pleaded guilty in 2016 to killing Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old student at Virginia Tech, and Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old student at the University of Virginia. The two women were killed about five years apart, and Matthew was only connected to the Harrington case after police tied him to Graham's killing.

I hope he has a agonizingly slow and painful demise.

I hope its really drawn out.

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I hope they let pre-med students use him as practice.

I could be on board with this

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And listen to their agonizing screams/pleas/and yells! A family spectacle, if you will!

I had no idea Merril lynch has such a dark history...

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I know this isn't the thread for this, and I wish all the bad things in life on that piece of garbage, but Ancient Greece is not Medieval. Just sayin'. Sorry, I couldn't take it.

Where's the beef?

I didn't make it, just copied the link from Reddit.

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