Wednesday, May 28 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-05-28 19:57:04 GMT
A new trial date has been set for a former Gardendale pastor charged with his wife's murder. A hearing for Terry Greer has been rescheduled for July 21 in Judge Tommy Nail's courtroom. It was originallyFull Story >
A new trial date has been set for a former Gardendale pastor charged with his wife's murder.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 28 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-05-28 19:56:32 GMT
The trial date has been set for Terry Greer, the Gardendale pastor charged with killing his wife earlier this year. Greer is accused of shooting his wife Lisa and their 18-year-old daughter Suzanna inFull Story >
The trial date has been set for Terry Greer, the Gardendale pastor charged with killing his wife earlier this year.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 28 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-05-28 19:56:10 GMT
A former Gardendale pastor charged with murder and attempted murder of his wife and daughter has been transported from the hospital to the Jefferson County Jail. Terry Greer was released from UAB HospitalFull Story >
A former Gardendale pastor charged with his wife's murder and attempted murder of their daughter has been transported from the hospital to jail.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 28 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-05-28 19:55:49 GMT
The attorney for a Gardendale pastor who shot his wife and daughter and then stabbed himself tells FOX6 News that the pastor was caught in a perfect storm of personal and professional problems.Henry LagmanFull Story >
The attorney for a Gardendale pastor who shot his wife and daughter and then stabbed himself tells FOX6 News that the pastor was caught in a perfect storm of personal and professional problems.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 28 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-05-28 19:54:47 GMT
A pastor of a Gardendale church shot his wife and daughter before stabbing himself multiple times inside their home, police said in a news conference held Friday. Gardendale police say Rev. Terry Greer,Full Story >
A pastor of a Gardendale church shot his wife and daughter before stabbing himself multiple times inside their home, police said in a news conference held Friday.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:57:32 GMT
The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:56:27 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:39:24 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:37:19 GMT
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
A hearing regarding Greer's mental state began around 1:30 p.m. in Judge Tommy Nail's courtroom. The judge ruled Greer didn't know the difference between right and wrong during the time of the shootings.
Judge Nail also committed Greer to the state department of mental health. He will be transferred from the Jefferson County Jail to the Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility in Tuscaloosa.
Greer was accused of shooting his wife Lisa to death and attempting to murder his daughter Suzanna at their Gardendale home on Jan. 10, 2013.
His daughter, 18 years old at the time, managed to get the gun away from her father and ran next door to get help from neighbors, who called police.
Police officers found Greer stabbing himself with a kitchen knife in the bathroom and took him into custody.
In a statement shared in court on Wednesday, Greer's daughter said her dad was acting strangely on the day of the shootings. He reportedly told his wife and daughter, "What if we all drive up to heaven today?"
According to the statement, Greer's daughter said her dad told her mother he had a present for her under the jacket he was holding. They all went to a bedroom, and he pulled a .22 caliber pistol from under the jacket and started shooting his wife and daughter as they tried to run away.
Suzanna Greer said she locked herself in a bathroom and could hear more gunshots being fired. At one point, she managed to wrestle the gun from her father and get help.
Details from Greer's mental evaluation were also shared in court on Wednesday. Dr. Glen David King said Greer suffers from mental illness, severe depression, anxiety and dementia.
Dr. King also testified that Greer told him he had an out of body experience during the shootings. King said there was no sign that Greer was faking his mental state at the time of the shootings.
About an hour into the hearing, Judge Nail made the decision that Greer was not guilty due to mental disease or defect.
Both Greer's attorney and the prosecution said afterwards they agreed with the judge's decision.
"After I read Dr. King's report and our experts report, I think it's the only fair outcome, truthful outcome," Greer's lawyer Mark Polson said.
"Based on evidence heard today, he only had one choice to make," prosecuting Deputy District Attorney Neal Zarzour said.
"That's the choice he made, which is to commit Mr. Greer to the department of mental health and to be held there until such time as he sees fit to be released, which may never happen," Zarzour added.
Greer's attorney, Henry Lagman, said last year that Greer was mentally in a dark place during the shootings. Lagman said Greer had a perfect storm of psychological, personal and professional problems.
Lagman said Greer's problems started in October 2012 after a car accident left him with health issues. Soon after, Greer fell 20 to 30 feet from his deck, landing on his head. He suffered a serious brain injury, which allegedly led to mental problems.
Lagman said Greer's wife was trying to get her husband help.
"You have a wife that is trying to do everything she can to return her husband to his ministry and do everything she can to see he gets treatment. His mental condition continued to deteriorate," Lagman said.
The attorney said Greer was admitted to a psychiatric ward at Brookwood Hospital in December 2012. He was released on Christmas Day but was continuing to get treatment. The shooting happened 16 days after his release.
Greer was the senior pastor at Gardendale-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.
Director of Communications for the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church, Danette Clifton, released this statement about Greer:
"Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett expressed hopes that people will continue to pray for everyone involved in these tragic events. Terry Greer remains on Involuntary Leave of Absence at this time."
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >