Steven Vander Briel

Second Psychological Exam Ordered in Grace Mann Homicide Case

by | Feb 24, 2016 | Uncategorized

By Susan Larson. Photo of Steven Vander Briel provided by the Fredericksburg Police Department.

Steven Vander Briel, the man accused of killing University of Mary Washington student Grace Mann, will undergo a second psychological evaluation before trial.

Fredericksburg Circuit Court Judge Gordon Willis granted the prosecutors’ request on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.

Briel’s defense team have submitted an order to introduce an insanity defense. Their psychological evaluation has been completed.

Briel, 31, is accused of killing Mann on Friday, April 17, 2015, in the Fredericksburg home she shared with him and two other roommates. He faces charges of first-degree murder, abduction and strangulation. He pleaded not guilty on all three matters.

The trail by jury date is set for May 2 – 4, 2016.

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