Lawyer: Pastor had 'perfect storm' before shooting

January 22, 2013 - 4:32 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The lawyer for an Alabama minister charged with murdering his wife and shooting his daughter 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 he was accused of shooting his wife, Lisa Greer, and 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.