June 17, 2022 Press Release

On June 17, 2022, warrants were issued against Robert Findlay Smith for Capital Murder of Two or More Persons involving the deaths of Walter Rainey, Sarah Yeager, and Jane Pounds.  Robert Findlay Smith is being held on a no bond.

District Attorney Danny Carr and the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office is saddened by the tragedy that occurred Thursday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and friends along with the entire Vestavia Hills community.  We appreciate all the law enforcement agencies, first responders, and medical personnel who responded.  Please keep the victims' families and the community of Vestavia Hills in your prayers over the coming days.