TOWSON, Md. (WJZ/AP) — The lawyer for a man charged with killing the mother of his daughters and fleeing to South Carolina with one of their children has entered a plea of not criminally responsible.
Mark Van Bavel entered the plea Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. He says Timothy Virts is not criminally responsible by reason of insanity.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 700 New Cases & 10 Deaths Reported Sunday
Police say Virts stabbed the woman to death on March 6 in her Dundalk home, then kidnapped one daughter. The two were found March 7 in Florence, S.C.READ MORE: Walk To End Alzheimer's Saturday In Cockeysville Aims to Raise Awareness
Van Bavel said that given the nature of the alleged offenses, it is appropriate that his client undergo a psychological examination.MORE NEWS: Voting Rights Activists Head To Washington In Support Of The Free To Vote Act
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