Robert Wayne Reynolds, the man charged in 2017 with first-degree murder in the death of Martinsville resident Katherine White Likens, remains mentally incompetent to stand trial.

At a mental review hearing Friday in Martinsville General District Court, Judge Marcus Brinks scheduled a follow-up review hearing for Oct. 17. Reynolds will remain at Central State Hospital, a mental hospital in Petersburg.

Under Virginia law, a defendant may be declared mentally incompetent to stand trial if he “lacks substantial capacity to understand the proceedings against him or to assist his attorney in his own defense.”