The attorney for a man who killed his parents in Rock Stand over 20 years ago said his client paid the price for a flawed system.
Michael Travis Head, now 36, was only 16 years old when he shot and killed his father and stepmother in their Rock Stand home in east Alabama in August 2002. It was the most gruesome death scene the sheriff at the time said he ever saw in his 35-year career in law enforcement. However, for Head, he said it was the ending of an even more tragic life he said he had been living for years.
Despite previously admitting to killing his girlfriend and her son, lawyers for double-murder and kidnapping suspect Jose Paulino Pascual-Reyes are appealing the state’s request for a compulsory DNA sample.
The pre-trial hearing has been set for the Dadeville man accused of murdering two and kidnapping one.
Horrific details are emerging in the kidnapping turned double murder in Tallapoosa County. After a kidnapping investigation, Federal, state, and local law enforcement uncovered the remains of two bodies in a Dadeville residence.
34-year-old Matthew Edward Garren was arrested on April 30, 2022, and later charged with two counts of murder in the death of his brother and father.