Judge orders psych eval for man charged in mother's stabbing
Jul. 27, 2017
HUEYTOWN, Ala. (AP) — Police testimony at a preliminary hearing for an Alabama man charged in the stabbing death of his mother has revealed further details of the attack.
AL.com reports Hueytown police Sgt. Mark Didcoct said at Wednesday's hearing that 30-year-old Carl "Brandon" Goodwin stabbed 55-year-old Jocelyn Goodwin 23 times, breaking two knives in the process, and slammed her to the floor and beat her. Her body was discovered July 10.
Circuit Judge David Carpenter sent the case to a grand jury for a possible indictment. Carpenter ordered Goodwin to be held without bond, saying he presented a danger. Goodwin will also undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Defense attorney Thomas Thrash asked if police had responded to the home before. Didcoct said they'd responded to two prior domestic incidents and one drug overdose.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews