Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dad charged with attempted murder of daughter, murder of wife (Gardendale, Alabama)

Another would-be family annihilator stopped by a very brave daughter, who managed to wrestle the gun away from her father AFTER she was shot. She then ran for help. Unfortunately, her mother has died in the hospital. 

The killer dad is identified as TERRY GREER.

Counseling offered at church where pastor charged with murder, attempted murder

 Reported by: Scott Packard
 Published: 1/11 7:40 pm Updated: 1/11 8:38 pm

GARDENDALE, Ala. (WIAT) - Gardendale Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church is offering counseling to members following murder and attempted murder charges against their senior pastor. 

Investigators say Terry Greer shot his wife and daughter Thursday before trying to take his own life. It happened in the 5800 block of Country Meadow Drive in Gardendale. Police say his daughter, Suzanna Greer, was able to get the pistol out of her father's hands after she was shot and run to the neighbor's house for help.

According to investigators, Greer stabbed himself several times in a failed suicide attempt and they had to restrain him from continuing to stab himself when they arrived. Investigators say Terry Greer likely would have shot himself if his daughter had not taken the gun away. Police will not comment on a motive.

Lisa Greer, Terry Greer's wife, died early Friday morning at UAB. His daughter is stable and expected to recover.

Licensed counselors will be available from 8am until noon and 1-4pm on Saturday, January 12th. Sunday services will go on as scheduled.