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Man charged with killing grandparents, brother in quadruple homicide indictment

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An Alabama grand jury has indicted a man on four counts of murder for the 2023 killings of his grandparents, siblings and a family friend.

A Mobile County grand jury indicted 22-year-old Jared Tarrant Smith Bracy of Bay Minette on the charges on Friday, al.com reported.

Police say Smith-Bracey shot and killed his 72-year-old grandmother, Barbara Smith, her 27-year-old brother, Jeremy Smith, and family friend, Sheila Glover, 71. Their bodies were discovered in the backyard of his grandparents’ home in Daphne on Feb. 23, 2023. Police say the suspect is also accused of bludgeoning his 80-year-old grandfather, Leonard Smith, to death with a pickaxe in a bedroom of the home, according to WPMI-TV.

An Alabama man has been charged with murdering his grandparents, siblings and a family friend in 2023. (Fox News)

Smith-Bracey pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity at her arraignment in February 2023. A psychiatric evaluation was ordered in February of this year, according to court records.

A motive for the murder has not been revealed. On the day of the murder, Smith-Bracey was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after breaking down the door of a family member’s home, which someone called police.

After he was released on bail that day, a friend gave him a ride to his home where he killed the three victims with the driver’s gun, police said. The driver, whose name has not been released, called 911 after hearing gunshots and drove directly to the police station.

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Now that he has been formally charged, Smith-Bracey will remain in custody without bail pending trial, which could see him face the death penalty if ultimately convicted.

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