RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A judge has ordered a mental evaluation for the suspect accused of killing an 8-year-old boy who was trying to protect his sister from an alleged sexual assault.
Mairese Washington is accused of murdering 8-year-old Marty Cobb and strangling his 12-year-old sister on May 1.
Washington underwent a competency evaluation for juvenile court, but a defense attorney believes Washington's mental state will be a significant part of his defense. A judge ordered a mental evaluation for Washington on Thursday.
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