CHS choral director Jonathan Spivey, indicted for child sexual abuse last Friday, has been committed to the psychiatric ward at Martha Jefferson, Lisa Ferrari reports for CBS 19. Given that his attorney says that “Spivey’s diagnosis will be crucial to his defense,” this seems like a precursor to a plea of guilty by reason of insanity. Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Chapman, having checked into this, describes it only as “a legitimate medical condition.” Spivey was due in court today for his first appearance, but he didn’t show, because of his commitment. The court appearance will be rescheduled upon his release.
Also, WINA reports this evening that he has resigned his job effective December 21.