Accused Murderer Back in Court

Matthew Perkins' Intake Photo

Accused murderer Matthew Perkins made a brief court appearance in Coffee County Circuit Court Wednesday. The former Army recruiter is accused of murdering Stephanie Hershman and her two sons in their Skinner Flat home in Manchester in September 2010. Perkins’ defense attorneys informed Judge Craig Johnson that mental evaluations are continuing. The judge then set August 22nd as the next date for Perkins to appear, and he expects the evaluations to be completed. During that hearing a date will be set for motions to be filed. After the hearing Perkins was returned to his cell in the Franklin County Jail where he has been held since his arrest.