FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - The man accused of murdering two Roswell teenagers last August was in court Wednesday for a status hearing.
A clean-shaven Jeffrey Hazelwood appeared in court wearing a suit, looking very different from his initial appearance for the murders of Natalie Henderson and Carter Davis.
Hazelwood is accused of following Henderson and Davis, both 17, behind the Publix on Woodstock Road and shooting them to death. Their bodies were discovered during the early morning hours of August 1 by a delivery truck driver. They were both shot in the head.
According to arrest warrants, after the shootings, Hazelwood took jumper cables from Davis' vehicle and removed Henderson's debit card from her wallet, which was inside her pocket in her vehicle. Arrest warrants also state that Hazelwood used Henderson's debit card at the Flash Foods gas station on Highway 92 in Woodstock.
Hazelwood is charged with two counts each of murder, aggravated assault, and theft by taking. He’s also charged with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony as well as financial transaction card fraud, which investigators said stems from the use of Henderson’s debit card.
Wednesday morning, Dr. Christian Hildreth, a psychologist with Central State Hospital, testified about Hazelwood's mental state.
Dr. Hildreth talked about Hazelwood's long history of mental health problems and when asked about his medical history, the doctor said Hazelwood had received some sort of treatment since the age of three.
Hildreth said as Hazelwood got older, he had more difficulties with anger management and obsessive thoughts. He also said Hazelwood reported hearing voices and had been hospitalized a number of times for homicidal and suicidal thoughts.
As the clinical psychologist testified, Hazelwood was seen rocking in his chair.
Dr. Hildreth said after treatment and medication, he believes Hazelwood is competent to stand trial.
A decision has not been reached by the judge.