SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WKRG) — The man accused of killing both his parents in a Spanish Fort neighborhood was given no bond Tuesday.
Trinell Brown, 25, had his first court appearance Tuesday morning. In court, Judge Joseph Norton said Brown is a danger to himself and others. Prosecutor Patrick Doggett agrees, “Based on the facts and circumstances around this case, someone who is capable of the acts that occurred back on Saturday, someone like that is absolutely a danger to the community.”
On Saturday, March 18, Trinell went to his parent’s home where he fired 15 rounds from an AR-15 rifle, shooting both parents multiple times, according to investigators with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. Trinell is accused of killing Clemmie Brown, 52, and Syretta Brown, 42.
Attorneys Tyler Goodwyn and Kyle Henderson were appointed to represent Brown. After the bond hearing, Goodwyn released this statement: “Our Prayers are with those grieving the loss of the Browns. We have not had a chance to thoroughly investigate the allegations but Trinell is presumed innocent and we intend to vigorously defend this young man against the charges the government has brought against him.”
Investigators said the shooting happened due to an “ongoing family dispute,” but a family member said that was not true. Trinell’s uncle Jermal Sledge said, “It was not an argument or anything like people are saying, you know, it was just like his mind just went bad on him or something. There’s no way that he meant to do that to his mom and dad. It was like it was something else in him.”
Not only were Trinell and his parents inside the home, but Trinell’s 4-year-old daughter was in the home and witnessed the shooting, according to investigators.
“That is another egregious fact about what happened here. The fact that a child was present. The child to my knowledge is in the custody of a family member at this point in time and I would. Just urge anyone out there to pray for the well-being of that child,” said Doggett.
Trinell is scheduled to be back in court on April 10 for a preliminary hearing.