NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Eric Brown, the Navy veteran accused of kidnapping and killing 19-year-old Ashanti Billie, was ordered to spend the next month under the care of a government psychiatrist, according to court documents.
The request came from prosecutors. On Friday, a federal magistrate ordered Brown to be evaluated.
The evaluation is expected to assist in determining if Brown is competent to stand trial.
In the motion filed by prosecutors in federal court, the U.S. Attorney's Office wrote a mental evaluation is necessary because of the defendant's "documented irrational behavior and statements."
The motion also cites that his evaluation will not exceed a period of 30 days.