Attorneys for the man accused in a quadruple homicide in Daphne believe their client should not be put on trial until his mental state is addressed.
Jared Tarant Smith-Bracy, 21, is charged with capital murder in the deaths of his brother, Jeremy Smith, 27, and his grandparents, Barbara Smith, 72, and Leonard Smith, 80, plus family friend Sheila Glover, 70.
The homicides occurred on February 22 on Melanie Loop in the Lake Forest subdivision.
Police said three victims found in the backyard were shot and bludgeoned with a pickaxe, and the grandfather was also bludgeoned inside the home.
According to court documents, Smith-Bracy underwent a mental evaluation that shows he is not competent to stand trial at this time. His attorneys are asking for him to be committed to the Alabama Department of Mental Health until he has "sufficient mental ability."
The judge in the case has not ruled on the motion by the defense.
Smith-Bracy remains in the Baldwin County Jail without bond.
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