Lawyer: Pastor had 'perfect storm' before shooting

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The lawyer for an Alabama minister charged with murder in his wife's slaying says the pastor was caught up in a "perfect storm" of personal and professional problems.

Henry Lagman says the Rev. Terry Greer had a string of health problems before the killing of wife Lisa Greer and the wounding of their 18-year-old daughter.

Lagman said Tuesday there also are other issues that may come out later. The lawyer says Greer was in what he calls "a very dark place."

Greer was pastor at Gardendale-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. He remains hospitalized after what police say was a suicide attempt that followed the shootings on Jan. 10.

Greer was placed on a ventilator after developing pneumonia. Police say he'll be taken to jail without bond after his release.





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