The Ole Miss trainee implicated of killing his 21- year-old classmate will undergo a psychological assessment at a state hospital.
Brandon Theesfeld’s defense attorneys asked for the assessment at a bond hearing on Thursday, stating the request came after they “got some new details.” They did not elaborate on that info.
The defense withdrew its ask for bond on Thursday.
Theesfeld, 22, was arrested for murder last month in the death of his college classmate Alexandria “Ally” Kostial.
Kostial, a St. Louis native studying marketing at Ole Miss, was on school for summer school when she was shot and killed in July. Her body was discovered outside Oxford, Mississippi.
An intention has actually not been launched, and Theesfeld’s lawyers said he will get in an innocent plea.
Theesfeld was apprehended for murder 2 days after her body was discovered, authorities said. He was swiftly suspended from the university.
On the other hand, Kostial’s pals are forced to start their senior year without the bubbly 21- year-old.
” She was just a light in any situation, in any room,” Hannah Chauvin informed ABC News on Wednesday.
” I miss her smile a lot,” included Morgan Hull. “Even if she was disturbed, she was constantly smiling to some degree, and it was very genuine. And it simply made me desire to smile, too.”
Adventurous, spontaneous and an enthusiast of sundowns, Kostial had brand-new objectives every day, whether it was running an extra mile or beginning a service, her good friends stated.
Kostial was an active member of the Ole Miss neighborhood, her buddies state. She was the university golf club president, a member of the organisation fraternity and a yoga and Pilates teacher on campus.
A grand jury will convene next week where the case will exist and charges will be figured out, District Lawyer Ben Creekmore said Thursday. The psychiatric assessment will not affect these procedures, Creekmore said.
Theesfeld will stay in custody as he waits for the psychiatric assessment.
Friends and family have actually established a GoFundMe to support a future foundation in Kostial’s name.
ABC News’ Kaylee Hartung added to this report.