Former Gardendale pastor who killed wife sues over treatment

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama pastor who killed his wife and shot his daughter is suing the hospital where he was treated for mental problems weeks before.

The malpractice lawsuit filed by former United Methodist minister Terry Greer names Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham and doctors.

The suit claims workers failed to properly monitor and assess Greer when he sought treatment in December 2012 a few weeks before the shooting.

Neither the hospital nor the doctors have had a response.

A judge earlier this year found Greer not guilty by reason of insanity in the killing of wife Lisa Greer and the wounding of their daughter.

Testimony showed the minister suffered from dementia and severe depression that a doctor said likely triggered the shooting.

Greer stabbed himself repeatedly after opening fire.

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