Assistant Kanawha prosecutor Fred Giggenbach said he might request a separate mental evaluation, pending the outcome of the one Weston has requested.
Maynard previously checked into at least two psychiatric facilities in 2010 for unknown reasons. Maynard's father told The Associated Press that his son had suffered mental trauma from a coal mining accident in 2007 in Alabama. Those injuries caused Maynard to stay awake for days at a time, his father said.
Maynard was indicted by a federal grand jury in June on charges of possession of a firearm by an individual who had been committed to a mental institution and making a false statement in acquisition of a firearm. He also faces charges of illegally possessing a firearm on five occasions. Federal authorities said Maynard lied about his mental health records before buying three guns in 2010 and 2011.
Crum's widow, Rosie, attended Wednesday's hearing but would not speak with reporters afterward.
Maynard attended the hearing via a video link from Western Regional Jail. Farrell said neither the prosecution nor the defense filed a request to transfer Maynard to the courtroom.
Maynard sat with his arms crossed most of the time and answered "yeah" to the judge's questions.
When Farrell asked Maynard if he was OK with the trial being set for March 4, during the next term of court, Maynard shrugged and said, "That's fine. I guess that's cool."
Maynard had expected the trial to begin sooner, Weston said after the hearing.
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