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Sunday Jan 25 | via Cavalier Daily
For many students, the Rolling Stone saga began Wednesday, Nov. 19. The article , posted online that morning, prompted a series of protests and meetings, before being thrown under strict scrutiny after a host of discrepancies came to light in December. The narrative was capped in mid-January, when police said an investigation found no evidence that Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of the story of an alleged gang rape of then-first-year student Jackie, was involved in the incident. Comment?
Friday Jan 23 | via New York Daily News
The Nelson County prosecutor said DNA testing and other evidence failed to link Jesse Matthew to 17-year-old Alexis Murphy's 2013 murder, despite long-winded rumors and speculation. Since Matthew's October arrest he has been eyed in a number of rape, murder and disappearance cases across Virginia. Comment?
Friday Jan 23 | via WWWV-FM Charlottesville
Jesse Matthew has been ruled out as a possible suspect in the Alexis Murphy case. That Friday from Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney Anthony Martin. Comment?
Friday Jan 23 | via WHSV-TV Harrisonburg
Investigators have found that Jesse Matthew's DNA does not match unidentified DNA found in Alexis Murphy's vehicle, 8News affiliate ABC 13 reports. Murphy, 17, disappeared in 2013. Comment?
Sunday Jan 18 | via National Public Radio
Students walk past the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house on the University of Virginia campus on December 6, 2014 in Charlottesville, Va. The fraternity was at the center of an explosive Rolling Stone article that the magazine later admitted had "discrepancies." Comment?
Friday Jan 16 | via WXOW-TV La Crosse
A man is fighting extradition back to Idaho to face charges that he shot three people to death and wounded a fourth there last weekend. A man suspected of fatally shooting three people - including his mother - before leading authorities on a high-speed is fighting extradition back to Idaho. Comment?
Friday Jan 9 | via WRIC-TV Richmond
After a pre-trial hearing on Friday morning, a judge rejected gag order request in the attempted murder and rape trial of Jesse Mathew, who is accused in a 2005 sexual assault case, as well as the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. A Fairfax County judge denied a request to impose a gag order on lawyers in the case on January 9. Matthew's lawyer requested a gag order on the prosecution, fearing some statements might prejudice a jury pool against Matthew. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 6 | via WCAV
On January 6th, 2015 at approximately 9:05am the Culpeper Police Department responded to SunTrust Bank located at 633 Meadowbrook Shopping Center for an armed robbery that had just occurred. Moments prior to patrol units arriving, one male suspect exited the bank and left the immediate area on foot. Comment?
Monday Jan 5 | via Cavalier Daily
The Sept. 13 disappearance of second-year College student Hannah Graham led to a long investigation by the Charlottesville Police Department and the eventual tragic discovery and identification of her body on Oct. 24. Albemarle County resident Jesse Matthew was arrested in relation to the disappearance on Sept. Comment?
Dec 30, 2014 | via Virginia Business
A Rolling Stone article depicting a brutal rape on the University of Virginia campus more than two years ago could have a lasting effect on it and other state schools even though the magazine has backed away from the story since its publication. In the Nov. 19 article, a U.Va. Comment?
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