Michael Brown to undergo mental evaluation ahead of December trial

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A month after being indicted by a grand jury for first degree murder and multiple other felonies, Michael Brown — the former Marine who spurred a nationwide manhunt back after being accused of fatally shooting his mother’s boyfriend — returned to court, only to be ordered to undergo a mental evaluation before his December trial.

On July 6, a Franklin County grand jury issued the following indictments against Brown:

  • Felony first degree murder;
  • Felony use of a firearm while committing murder;
  • Felony breaking and entering into an occupied residence with the intent to commit a misdemeanor, except for assault and battery or trespassing while armed with a deadly weapon;
  • Felony larceny of a firearm;
  • Felony use of a firearm while committing burglary;
  • Felony theft of a credit card; and
  • Felony breaking and entering into a residence with the intent to commit larceny and while armed with a deadly weapon.

According to the Franklin County Circuit Court, Brown appeared in court via video on Thursday, Aug. 6.

During his court appearance, court officials say the judge ordered Brown undergo a mental evaluation ahead of his Dec. 14 trial.

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