Jesse Matthew Lawyers Seek to Ban Media at Pretrial Hearing
Matthew's lawyers believe her recollection of the decade-old attack has been corrupted by pretrial publicity that has frequently shown Matthew's photo.
In a motion filed this week, Matthew's lawyers requested to ban reporters from Thursday's hearing, saying press coverage just days before his scheduled jury trial will taint the juror pool. The defense says that press coverage will annihilate Matthews' chance for a fair trial which starts on Monday.
The defense also wants details about Matthews' connection to Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington's case kept from the jury.