The man charged with three high-profile murders over the last decade in Alexandria has been declared competent to stand trial.
The ruling comes from Judge Jane Roush after she ordered Charles Severance to undergo a competency exam after he caused a disruption during a court hearing back in December.
After his attorneys had asked for the competency exam, the 54-year-old objected and flipped off a photographer with his middle finger before telling Judge Roush he did not want the counsel of his attorneys anymore.
Severance's attorneys are also arguing for his trial to be held outside the city of Alexandria, according to the Washington Post.
A former candidate for the mayor of Alexandria, Severance is accused in the shooting deaths of realtor and wife of a former Alexandria sheriff, Nancy Dunning, transportation planner Ron Kirby and music teacher Ruthanne Lodato from 2003 to 2014.
Severance's trial is scheduled to begin on October 5.