CBSNews.com reports that 35-year-old Jesse Matthew today pleaded guilty to the murders of two Virginia college students. The deal will spare Matthew the death penalty.
Matthew pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and two counts of abduction with intent to defile in the September 2014 death of 18-year-old Hannah Graham and the 2009 slaying of 20-year-old Morgan Harrington. A sentence of four life terms was accepted by the judge in addition to the three Matthew is currently serving for a 2005 crime.
Family members of Harrington and Graham were granted the opportunity to read impact statements in court.
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