The man accused of murdering University of Mississippi student Ally Kostial appeared in court Thursday morning for a bond hearing.
Brandon Theesfeld, 22, is accused of fatally shooting Kostial, reportedly his on-and-off girlfriend, in July. He was arrested two days after Kostial’s body was found near a lake about 30 miles from the Ole Miss campus.
A WLBT reporter present in the courtroom said on Twitter that Theesfeld’s defense team withdrew the request for bond, arguing that the defendant required psychological evaluation.
Defense just withdrew request for bond, saying Theesfeld needs a psychological evaluation. pic.twitter.com/2DG6sZZHlL
— Therese Apel (@TRex21) August 22, 2019
A reporter for the Oxford Eagle said that the defense team cited “new information” in their decision to withdraw the bond and a request that Theesfeld be evaluated at the Mississippi State Hospital.
Brandon Theesfeld’s defense counsel withdrew their request for a bond hearing due to some ‘new information’ and for him to have a psychological evaluation at the Mississippi State Hospital. The prosecution agreed.
Theesfeld will remain incarcerated.
— Jake Thompson (@JakeThompsonOE) August 22, 2019
Theesfeld will reportedly remain in custody.
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