On June 16, police were called to a functioning taking shots at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in the well-to-do Birmingham neighborhood of Vestavia Hills. Robert Findlay Smith was then arrested. He was blamed for killing Jane Pounds, 84, of Hoover, Sarah Yeager, 75, of Pelham, and Walter “Bart” Rainey, 84, of Irondale.


Smith was planned to show up in court on August 9 for a fundamental hearing where the indictment would communicate its viewpoint. All things being equal, subsequent to hearing the arraignment’s case from Jefferson County examiners on Thursday, the excellent jury returned prosecutions against Smith.

Robert Findlay Smith’s rationale in the shooting stays obscure Specialists asserted they actually don’t have the foggiest idea why Yeager, Pelham, and Rainey were killed.

Roughly 25 people, including Robert Findlay Smith, were assembled for a “Boomers Potluck” dinner at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on the night of June 16, as per the Associated Press. Smith had recently gone to the event and faith gatherings, guarantee church coordinators.

He was having alone at supper when a congregation part came over and urged him to join different coffee shops. Rather than tolerating the greeting, Smith shot the others with his pistol, killing three of them simultaneously.

While Yeager and Pelham died subsequent to being moved to the emergency clinic, Rainey was announced dead right away.

Specialists guarantee that Robert Findlay Smith was a short time later hit by a churchgoer with a lawn seat while being kept before the police showed up. Smith had a critical injury under his eye from the attack.

At a public interview the day after the occasion, Vestavia Hills Police Capt. Shane Ware alluded to the interceding man’s activities as brave and life-saving.

Robert Findlay Smith is being confined in prison at the Jefferson County Jail without bond while he sits tight for the declaration of his preliminary date.

— carol robinson (@RobinsonCarol) June 17, 2022

Smith is being protected by lawyers Moses Stone and Emory Anthony.