A status hearing for a man charged with capital murder in a 2016 slaying scheduled for June 4 has been continued.
Joshua Crawford Tew, who faces capital murder and kidnapping charges in the death of 36-year-old Amanda Bond, was ordered in March to participate in a forensic mental evaluation, which led to his previous status hearing to be rescheduled. The evaluation is to be conducted by Dr. Tricia Peterson.
Houston County Judge Todd Derrick rescheduled the status hearing for Sept. 4.
Court documents show on June 6, 2017, Tew entered pleas of not guilty, and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
According to police, Tew killed Bond by striking her in the head with a piece of wood while abducting or attempting to abduct her on Oct 31, 2016. Bond’s body was found about two weeks after she was murdered.
Tew has a substantial record of previous arrests, including arrests for theft of property, domestic violence, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.