A man accused of killing his mother with a baseball bat is undergoing a forensic examination.
In criminal court on Tuesday public defender Charles Herman asked the court to reset James Marlow Jr.’s next court appearance to Sept. 27 so the tests could be completed.
With no objections raised by prosecutors, Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton allowed the postponement.
Prosecutors had previously filed a notice with the court that if Marlow was convicted of the first- degree murder charge they would seek that he be imprisoned for life with no possibility of parole, according to court records.
As supporting factors for the request, Marlow’s prior conviction for a “violent felony” in which he physically attacked his then wife and the “heinous, atrocious, cruel” manner of his mother’s death were presented to the court.
In June police found the body of Sue Marlow inside her home. A baseball bat was found in two pieces near her.
Her son, James Marlow, Jr. was arrested and charged in connection with her death.