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Judge to review elderly murder suspect’s mental evaluation

Published 10:58am Wednesday, January 16, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves is scheduled to review the psychiatric evaluation for an 86-year-old Pelham man who was charged with stabbing his wife in 2010.


According to court documents, Reeves will hold a “competency review” for William Virgil Proctor at 8:30 a.m. at the Shelby County Courthouse on Monday, April 29. During the hearing, Reeves is set to review Proctor’s psychiatric evaluation. Reeves ordered Proctor to undergo the psychiatric evaluation at the request of Proctor’s attorneys, Barry and Lara Alvis.

Proctor was arrested by Pelham police officers on May 14, 2010 and charged with stabbing and killing his 77-year-old wife, Gwendolyn Elizabeth Tuggle Proctor, while she slept at the couple’s house in the 1300 block of Calliston Way in Pelham’s Ballantrae neighborhood.

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