Jesse Matthew, Jr. transferred to maximum security prison

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WISE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Jesse Matthew, Jr. has been transferred from Albemarle County to Red Onion State Prison.

Red Onion is listed as the only maximum security prison in Virginia.

The transfer comes after Matthew pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of Morgan Harrington and Hannah Graham earlier this month. He also pleaded guilty to abduction with intent to defile in both cases.

Matthew will serve four consecutive life sentences with no chance of early release or parole. He will not face the death penalty as part of his plea deal.Click here to check out more coverage on Jesse Matthew, Jr.

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