He wore black jogging pants with white stripes down each side and a black T-shirt emblazoned with a Johnny Cash logo with orange flames drawn at the top.
He acted normally during the 10-minute proceeding, but his attorneys or prosecutors, or both, will ask for his psychological evaluation as soon as possible.
Oxford attorney Hal Neilson will assist McCoy with Curtis’ defense. Prosecutors today were assistant U.S. attorneys John Marshall Alexander and Chad Lamar.
U.S. Attorney Felicia Adams appeared briefly in the hall outside the courtroom but did not attend the initial hearing.
His attorney, Chrisi R. McCoy, tells the Associated Press Curtis “maintains 100 percent that he did not do this.” She says she knows him and his family and that it is hard for her to believe the charges against him.