A March trial date was scheduled for a man who fatally shot his wife and survived a self-inflicted gunshot in Macomb Township.
Hal Byrom, 46, is charged with first-degree, premeditated murder for the shooting Oct. 1, 2016, death of Ebony Byrom, 38, in their condominium near 21 Mile Road and Garfield. After firing nine shots into his wife, he shot himself in the jaw-neck area.
Byrom appeared Thursday in Macomb County Circuit Court in front of Judge Joseph Toia, who scheduled a March 6 trial preceded by a Jan. 17 pretrial.
State psychologists found Byrom competent to face trial but have not determined whether he was legally insane at the time of the shooting, attorneys said. Byroms attorney, Ken Vernier, said he may seek a second opinion for a potential insanity plea.Advertisement
Byrom, who conducted a hunger strike while in the county jail, remains held without bond.
-- Macomb Daily staff report
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