A Virginia state judge has ordered a mental health examination of a man accused of fatally shooting two campus employees.
Harrisonburg, Virginia (AP) – A Virginia State judge has ordered an assessment of the mental health of a man accused of fatally shooting two campus employees.
A judge granted a motion to assess the conditionality of Alexander Campbell during the February 1 shooting at Bridgewater College, news agencies reported.
Attorney Gene Hart told the court that he has reason to believe that his client has not been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He said Hart was looking to learn about Campbell’s mind at the time of the shooting, not about his client’s overall competence.
Rockingham County Attorney Marcha Garst did not oppose the request, but said video footage from law enforcement did not show any issues of reasonableness in Campbell’s clear statements.
Campbell is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated police murder, aggravated murder of several persons, aggravated murder of several persons within 3 years and possession of a firearm as a result of a crime and the death of a police officer. J. J. Jefferson.
Campbell’s mother, Cheryl Campbell, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch earlier this month that her son was battling mental illness.
Campbell, who appeared virtually, said nothing during the meeting. He is being held without a subscription.
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