Smith said that Trey Sesler remains in his jail on a suicide watch, due to some comments that Trey Sesler has made about killing himself. He said Trey Sesler had been abusing drugs, and subpoenas are being obtained to gather medical files from any professional who may have treated Trey Sesler in the past for any psychiatric condition.
A judge appointed Huntsville attorney Frank Blazek to represent Sesler Thursday afternoon.
He told Local 2 Investigates, "We start off every case with the presumption of innocence."
He said he wants to sort out the mental health issues for his client, as well as his background.
"We'll take it step by step from there," he said, adding that he will make sure to be very thorough in putting together his defense against the capital murder charges.