Alabama man accused of killing brother may not stand trial
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of killing his brother last fall may not be competent to stand trial.
The Dothan Eagle reports 58-year-old Thomas Michael Goulart, of Daleville, was examined by a forensic psychologist and the evaluation report submitted to the court contains reasonable grounds to doubt his mental competency.
A grand jury indicted Goulart Nov. 29 for the Nov. 24 slaying of his brother, 52-year-old Chris Goulart. Thomas Goulart pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges by reason of mental disease or defect.
Thomas Goulart’s attorney, David Harrison, believes a mental disorder is to blame for the deadly shooting that happened during an altercation at a home near the Daleville gate to Fort Rucker.
A competency hearing is scheduled May 14.
Information from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com