A Baldwin County man charged in the quadruple homicide of three family members and a family friend will undergo a second mental health evaluation before the case moves forward.
Jared Tarant Smith-Bracy, 21, is charged with capital murder in the February 22 murders on Melanie Loop in Daphne.
Defense attorneys already ordered a mental health evaluation that showed Smith-Bracy was not competent to stand trial at this time. They asked the judge to send Smith-Bracy to the Alabama Department of Mental Health to have his mental competency restored before undergoing trial.
However, prosecutors said the state must perform a mental health evaluation before that motion can be considered.
The judge ordered a new mental health evaluation by the Alabama Department of Mental Health.
Although attorneys for the defendant do believe their client will eventually be able to be treated, they said in court documents he is not currently able to make rational and informed decisions on his treatment.
They said since he has been incarcerated in the Baldwin County Jail, he has not received any psychiatric treatment, and he poses a risk to himself and others.
The victims in the case were Smith-Bracy's brother, Jeremy Smith, 27, and his grandparents, Barbara Smith, 72, and Leonard Smith, 80, plus family friend Sheila Glover, 70.
Police said three victims found in the backyard were shot and bludgeoned with a pickax, and the grandfather was also bludgeoned inside the home.
Smith-Bracy is being held in jail without bond.
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