Johnathan Cromwell’s father: Defense requesting psych evaluation and jail transfer during motion hearing

Posted at 9:43 AM, Apr 26, 2017

CHESAPEAKE, Va – After taking over as defense counsel for 22-year-old Johnathan Cromwell, Robin Winn is now filing motions for a psychological evaluation and jail transfer.

Ed Cromwell, Johnathan’s father tells News 3 that the defense counsel is trying to get Johnathan help.

The two motions filed by Winn are requests. One is for Cromwell to be moved from Hampton Roads Regional Jail to Chesapeake City Jail as he awaits his preliminary hearing.

The second is the request for a psychological evaluation of the defendant–Cromwell’s father said his attorney wants to prove through the evaluation that Johnathan is being mistreated in jail. They aim to get Cromwell counseling while he is behind bars.

Cromwell is the security guard charged with the shooting death of 60-year-old Jiansheng Chen back in January. Cromwell faces a murder charge but the defense argues he was acting in self defense.

There have been many changes throughout the case including the firing of Cromwell’s previous defense counsel.


Judge grants defense attorney’s motion to withdraw from ‘Pokemon Go shooting death’ case

Only on 3: Solitary confinement for Chesapeake security guard charged with murder

Security company speaks out after guard charged with murder of Pokemon Go player

Chesapeake security guard charged with murder denied bond for a second time

No bond for Chesapeake security guard charged with murder

Niece of man killed while playing Pokemon Go says suspect was at their house before the shooting

Chesapeake security guard charged with murder of man playing Pokemon Go