Judge hears motions in case of man who allegedly shot state trooper

Travis A. Ball is accused of shooting and killing Virginia State Police Special Agent Michael Walter. Image courtesy of Richmond City Jail/Richmond Sheriff's Office

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond judge heard motions Tuesday in the case of Travis Ball.

Ball is charged with capital murder for the death of State Police Special Agent Michael Walter.

Ball’s attorney asked for a mental health evaluation to be withheld from prosecutors.

A judge denied that request.

Ball’s trial is scheduled to begin in October of 2018.

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