In June, a Jefferson County, Ala., grand jury indicted Terry Greer, 54, for murder in the death of his wife Lisa, 52, and attempted murder in the wounding of their daughter Suzanne, 18.
Immediately after the incident Greer attempted suicide, stabbing himself in the neck and chest before police arrived, court documents said.
Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Tommy Nail granted mental evaluations of Greer for both the defense and prosecution, the Alabama news website al.com reported.
Greer has been treated for head trauma, depression and psychotic episodes, an affidavit filed by attorney Henry Lagman said.
The grand jury affidavit said many of Greer's medical and mental issues stem from a 2012 car accident, a later heart stent operation and treatment for depression.
He also fell from an 18-foot deck at his home in 2012 and was hospitalized for suicidal thoughts, al.com said.
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