Lee ordered to have mental evaluation
Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
Lowdnes County Circuit Court Judge Terri Bozeman Lovell has ordered a mental evaluation for triple murder suspect Deandra Marquis Lee.
The office of Lowndes County District Attorney Charlotte M. Tesmer confirmed the order Wednesday, which it reported is normal in capital murder cases.
Lee faces six capital murder charges in connection with the 2012 deaths of 9-year-old twins, Jordan and Taylor Dejerinett, from Montgomery, and their 73-year-old caretaker, Jack Mac Girdner of Hope Hull.
On June 5, 2012 the bodies were discovered by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) on a dirt road off of Alabama Highway 21 near Hayneville, three miles south of U.S. Highway 80. The three had been reported missing on Monday, June 4, 2012.
Lee, who was 22 at the time of the crime, is represented by defense attorneys Jerry Thornton and Logan Taylor of Hayneville.