Man in slayings indefinitely committed to mental hospital

Herbert C. Bland Jr.
Herbert C. Bland Jr.(WHSV)
Published: Jul. 12, 2019 at 1:06 PM EDT
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A Virginia man found not guilty by reason of insanity in three slayings has been ordered indefinitely committed to a mental hospital for continued inpatient treatment.

30-year-old Herbert C. Bland Jr. also was ordered Wednesday to stop receiving visitation passes to his mother's home.

Bland fatally shot his girlfriend, her mother and his father in 2013. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the first two killings in 2015.

A similar finding was handed down in his father's death in April when Bland already was undergoing treatment at Central State Hospital. Prosecutors filed charges in his father's death last year after they received a complaint from a neighbor concerned about Bland visiting the area unsupervised.

The commitment order may be reviewed next year.

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