Cracker Barrel shooting suspect requests immediate release from jail after court delay
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Attorneys for Bryan Hancock have filed a motion on his behalf, requesting his immediate release from the Jefferson County Jail.
Hancock, 22, of Pinson, is charged with capital murder in connection to the shooting death of Randy Young. Young was shot in the parking lot of the Trussville Cracker Barrel on the night of Thursday, March 28, 2019.
According to court documents, a defendant (Hancock) has the right to a preliminary hearing within 21 days of requesting one. After a request was filed on April 10, 2019, the court scheduled a preliminary hearing for May 30, 2019, which is well out of the 21-day window.
The motion seeking immediate release also states the court has not provided a reason for a delay or responded to a bond reduction request, as required by law.
Hancock faces the death penalty if found guilty of capital murder. His attorneys said video evidence will prove their client was acting in self-defense.
You can read the motion for immediate release below.