BREAKING: Lawyers for Ally Kostial murder suspect Brandon Theesfeld withdraw bond request, citing ‘new information’

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.

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.

Theesfeld will reportedly remain in custody.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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