UPDATE: Samuel Montgomery improving; police say 16 year old son stabbed him

The condition of Samuel Wade Montgomery has been upgraded from critical to serious, according to representatives at UAB. {}Montgomery and his wife, Renae,{}were stabbed on November 10th. Renae died. Police charged the couple's 16 year old son, Travis Montgomery, with capital murder and attempted murder.{}

The 16 year old appeared before a judge Tuesday afternoon in Marion County. He was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation. {}Family, friends, and those close to the young man say he dealt with anger issues and at times was difficult to control.{}Another court appearance has not yet been set. Montgomery was issued a court appointed attorney. {}A bail amount was not given because of the seriousness of the crime.{}