Mental evaluation ordered for man accused of killing 3 girls in P.G. County

Posted at 7:55 AM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 07:55:37-04

A judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation of a man accused of fatally stabbing his sister and two cousins, all under the age of 10.

The Washington Post reports that 25-year-old Antonio Williams interrupted a court hearing Monday in a Maryland suburb of Washington and repeatedly shouted, "I am not the one you're looking for!"

The victims were 6-year-old Nadira Withers, Williams' sister; 9-year-old Ariana Decree and 6-year-old Ajayah Decree, both of Newark, New Jersey. They were found dead Friday in the home of Nadira's mother.

Williams' outburst was followed by a shouting match between family members in the courtroom.

Williams is charged with three counts of first- and second-degree murder. Judge Patrice Lewis ordered the state to complete a mental evaluation of him by Aug. 29.