Man accused of shooting father-in-law back in court

Posted at 11:40 AM, Jul 22, 2013

OGDEN - A man accused of shooting his father-in-law on Father's Day in an Ogden church was back in court Monday.

A judge set a preliminary hearing for September for Charles Jennings Junior. The judge also revoked Jennings' bail and ordered two separate evaluations before the preliminary hearing.

His bail had been set at $105,000 and the public defender said there was no way he or his family could pay the bail. But a Weber County prosecutor said he's had more concerned calls about this case than any he's ever had.

Jennings allegedly pointed a gun at church members after the shooting and also allegedly threatened two people at their homes before police say he stole a car and drove to Brigham City before he ran out of gas and surrendered to police.

Detectives say Jennings told him he'd been hypnotized before the shooting. His attorney said he also suffered a major head injury 10 years ago.

Jennings will be held without bail until his preliminary hearing and he will be evaluated to see if he is competent to stand trial.