" 'But nobody would listen to me,' Greene said. 'He was depressed and on medication. He had a stroke (years ago) and he never got over it. It didn't take much to set him off'."
"Greene added, 'He got to the point where he thought everybody was out to get him. He was paranoid after he was robbed last month in Jackson'."
SSRI Stories note: 'Paranoia" is listed as an Infrequent, but not Rare, side-effect of medications for depression.
$1.5M bond set in double homicide
By TYRONE TONY REED JR.
September 25, 2009
BOLIVAR – A Hardeman County man charged Wednesday in a double murder told police he thought about killing his sister and her boyfriend three days before shooting them, according to court documents.
Alfred Glenn Stack, 59, was arraigned Thursday afternoon on two counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of his sister, Billie Jean Shearon, 61, and her boyfriend, Kenneth Lynn Galligher.
Stack's bond was set at $1.5 million and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Hardeman County Sheriff Delphus Hicks has said Stack was taken into custody in Madison County. He said authorities received a 911 call from Pathways Wednesday morning about a man who told agency officials he had shot some people.
The bodies of Shearon and Galligher were found at Stack's house, located at 26185 Tenn. 125, Wednesday morning.
An affidavit of complaint in the case said Stack told authorities he shot Shearon and Galligher with a 20-gauge shotgun inside his home Wednesday.
Stack told authorities he loaded his shotgun with five rounds and shot Galligher while he was sleeping. He said he shot Galligher first because he knew Galligher would put up a fight, the affidavit said. Stack said he shot Shearon after she ran into a bathroom.
The affidavit did not mention a motive for the slayings. Authorities spent hours keeping vigil and gathering evidence at the Stack residence Wednesday night.
Neighbors and family members also gathered at the home, standing in the rain.
Marsha Greene, who was once married to Stack, could not stop crying as she watched Hardeman County EMS workers and local authorities carry a body in a black bag down the driveway and into a waiting ambulance.
"I never thought of seeing anything like this here," she said.
Greene said she and Stack had the house built in 1982 when one of their two daughters was 11 years old. They later divorced.
"I tried to live with him for the children, but we couldn't get along," Greene said.
Greene and some of Stack's family members on Wednesday said he had been going to Pathways. Greene said she felt he needed counseling.
"But nobody would listen to me," Greene said. "He was depressed and on medication. He had a stroke (years ago) and he never got over it. It didn't take much to set him off."
Greene added, "He got to the point where he thought everybody was out to get him. He was paranoid after he was robbed last month in Jackson."
Jackson Police Lt. Tyreece Miller on Thursday said Stack reported an armed robbery to police on Aug. 20.
Stack told police he was walking his dog around 9:10 p.m. in the area of Malesus Elementary School, Miller said.
"Mr. Stack said as his dog was relieving itself on the south side of the school, he was approached by a man wearing a mask and dark clothing," Miller said. "(Stack) said the man demanded money, displayed a knife and cut Mr. Stack on his back."
Stack told police he shot at the man and the man ran away.
"The suspect didn't get any money," Miller said. "After the assault, Mr. Stack drove to the Raceway station at 2023 South Highland Ave. and called police."
Stack was transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries, Miller said. He said the case is still under investigation.
Greene said she informed Shearon's daughter about the slayings and that everyone in the family is devastated over the deaths.
"I don't think I'll ever get over this," Greene said. "I don't think my children or (Shearon's daughter) will ever get over this."
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– Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.,