NORFOLK, Va. – There are new court records that reveal potential advancement for the high-profile federal case involving Ashanti Billie’s death.
However, a federal judge must make the final decision on whether he is competent to stand trial or not.
Brown’s defense attorney wrote this in a document filed in federal court on Tuesday:
Acknowledging that the determination of Mr. Brown’s current competency and need for further restoration is ultimately a decision for the Court, the BOP evaluator opined that Mr. Brown is now competent to stand trial. A competency hearing is currently scheduled for February 27, 2019, but an unopposed defense motion to continue that hearing was filed yesterday.
This meaning that a judge will need to hear arguments on this issue, so a competency hearing has been set for next month.
Psychiatrists will also not be able to file a report and testify until March 27, according to the documents .
President Donald Trump recently signed the Ashanti Alert Act on December 31, and it is now a law.
Now that information from the new records have been brought to the courts attention, we wait for a judge to announce any possible delay with the court date.