(CBS/WIAT/AP) An Alabama grand jury will hear evidence next month in the case of Evan Francis Brown, a 20-year-old man who police say claims he is a vampire.
Brown, of Gadsden, Ala., is charged with second-degree assault for allegedly using hot knives to burn the letter 'V' into the forehead of a teenager last October, reports CBS affiliate WIAT.
Brown, who goes by the nickname "Vamp," was arrested in December. He allegedly tricked a 17-year-old boy by telling him they were going to play a game. Police say the teen was then tied up and branded by Brown, who detectives say told them that his religious belief is Satanism.
District Attorney Jimmie Harp says Brown's attorney waived a preliminary hearing Monday.
Detective Wayne Hammonds said the incident had nothing to do with popular movies and shows about vampires, but more to do with satanic worship, reports WIAT.
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