- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

HENRICO, Va. (AP) - A man charged with fatally shooting his parents last year has been found incompetent to stand trial.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/2oeBuyK) that a judge in Henrico County Thursday accepted a psychological evaluation that 23-year-old William Roy Brissette suffers from schizoaffective disorder.

Brissette is charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of 59-year-old Henry J. Brissette III and 56-year-old Martha B. Brissette. They were found dead in their home in March 2016.

Brissette’s trial had been scheduled for June. The Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney said last year she intended to seek the death penalty.

Judge James Yoffy ordered that Brissette be sent to Central State Hospital for treatment in hopes of returning him to competency.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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