Trial won’t happen until at least June of next year, but a former Hopkinsville Police Department officer gave testimony in a recorded deposition Thursday morning in Christian Circuit Court in the case of Jamal Mounts—the man accused of beating his mother to death and assaulting his aunt in 2014.
Spencer Loftus no longer lives in Christian County and was in town to testify at the trial scheduled for next week. Mounts’ attorneys had their motion to postpone the trial granted during a hearing Wednesday, as they are expected to soon request a psychological examination.
Loftus told Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor of receiving a call of a naked man covered in blood assaulting his mother at the Mason Pointe Apartments on Elm Street. He kicked in the door to an apartment after hearing a scream and says he found Mounts on top of a woman with his fist completely in her mouth.
Defense attorney Stephanie Mize asked if he could be certain Mounts was trying to kill his aunt—identified as 69-year old Marvelyn Spray—and Loftus said Mounts remained fixated on keeping his hand in her mouth.
Sgt. Martin Lopez and Officer Gary Hicks deployed tasers on Mounts as Loftus wrestled him off the victim, but Loftus said they had no effect.
Mounts’ mother, 65-year old Roxie Mounts, was already deceased in a breezeway when officers arrived and Loftus called it a gruesome scene.
Loftus said Jamal Mounts looked like someone out of a horror movie as he was nude and completely covered from head to toe in a large amount of blood. Mize questioned him about how Mounts acted during the ordeal and Loftus testified he never gave a statement of any kind to him.
He is charged with murder and first-degree assault and remains in the Christian County Jail.