POUND, VA. (THECOUNT) — Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., the man who murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington and University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, has been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer.

Matthew, 37, has been moved from Red Onion State Prison in Wise County to Sussex I State Prison in Waverly, where he will receive medical treatment.


The transfer occurred Monday.

The prison where Matthew was previously been incarcerated was a “supermax” facility, considered to be one of the most secure in the United States, reports WTVR.

Matthew first disclosed his diagnosis during a phone interview with CBS 6 conducted on May 8.

“I just now found out that I have cancer,” Matthew said.

Matthew wouldn’t provide any additional details on his condition, however, Harrington says that officials have informed her that he is suffering from stage four colon cancer, meaning the disease has spread to distant parts of his body.


Geo quick facts: Pound is a town in Wise County, Virginia, United States. The population was recorded as 1,037 in the 2010 United States Census – Wikipedia.

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