Federal authorities say 70-year-old Robert Barnett hired an undercover agent back in March in a murder for hire plot.
He last appeared in Federal Court March 12th...where his lawyer asked the judge that he be released from jail for now.
During that court hearing a specail ATF Agent testified that Barnett asked to have a West Virginia man killed.. he wanted the man's eyes, thumbs and other body parts brought back to him.
We called the US Attorney's office who told us that Robert Barnett is still in cutoday and currently undergoing a mental health evaluation. That evaluation should be complete later this month. After the evaluation is reviewed a trial date will be set.