Rape Suspect Receives Public Defender

By: Marcus Washington
By: Marcus Washington

September 7, 2005

The man accused of raping a UVA student over the weekend appeared in court for the second time this week.

Christopher Lynn Matthew appeared before a judge today via a video conference. The next step for Matthew is to receiving a public defender. This comes after his bond was appealed by the Commonwealth Attorney's Office yesterday.

A new bond hearing will be decided once a lawyer is appointed to Matthew.

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