MT. VERNON – A jury trial is set to begin on Feb. 13 in Jefferson County Court for a rural Jefferson County man accused of shooting his brother to death on the Fourth of July earlier this year.
Matthew Sloan is accused of shooting his brother, David Sloan, to death on the holiday after the two argued after a night of drinking at David’s rural Mt. Vernon home.
According to Jefferson County Sheriff Travis Allen, Matthew Sloan admitted at the time of his arrest that he shot his brother.
Within a month of Sloan’s arrest, the court ordered a mental fitness evaluation of the defendant. The results of that exam were submitted to the court in November with the doctor finding Sloan fit to stand trial.
Defense attorney Scott Quinn, however, disagreed with that finding at a previous hearing.
Two pre-trials have been set between now and the Feb. 13 trial. There will be a pre-trial hearing on Jan. 8 and the final pre-trial is scheduled for Feb 5.