HOPEWELL, Va. --
A judge said today he will order the release of a Marine Corps veteran being detained as a psychiatric patient after concerns over his Facebook postings.
After an hourlong hearing, Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharrett said an involuntary commitment order issued against Brandon J. Raub was invalid because it contained no allegation or basis to holding him.
Sharrett said that he was shocked by the failure of a magistrate to not include in the order any grounds for holding Raub, a Chesterfield resident who was transferred from John Randolph Hospital in Hopewell to the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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