A Mental Health Evaluation is Granted to Anthony Eugene Robinson, who is Suspected to be the ‘Shopping Cart Killer’
After being charged with two murders and linked to numerous others, the man police in Virginia have called the “shopping cart murderer” had his request for a mental health evaluation granted by a judge in the state.
On Friday, a court in Rockingham County granted defense attorney Louis Nagy’s plea for his client, Washington, D.C. resident Anthony Eugene Robinson, to be evaluated for his mental stability.
According to the newspaper, Nagy said in a motion that the charges against Robinson, 36, are “so atrocious such that there are grounds to think that the Defendant’s behavior was not logical at the time of the act.”
While Robinson is still in detention and appeared at the hearing via video, Nagy noted that medical records show Robinson has a history of mental illness dating back to at least 2014.
Beth Redmon, 54, of Harrisonburg, and Tonita Smith, 39, of Charlottesville, are the two people Robinson is suspected of killing last year.
In November of 2021, he was taken into custody in Harrisonburg. After his arrest, detectives followed leads that led them to the remains of two more women in a rural area of Fairfax County.
Police Department has labeled Robinson the “shopping cart killer”
Fairfax County police stated that they discovered a shopping cart during the search and realized that it had been used to transfer the remains in the Harrisonburg incidents.
Chief Kevin Davis of the Fairfax County Police Department has labeled Robinson the “shopping cart killer,” adding that authorities are investigating to see if there are any further victims.
Furthermore, Washington state police have made public links between Robinson and the murder of a lady. The article did note that Robinson was not charged in any of the three subsequent incidents.
The Rockingham County newspaper reported that Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Christopher Bean did not oppose Nagy’s request. An expert in forensic psychology should conduct the evaluation.