Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Man previously diagnosed with Schizophrenia, now declared fit to face charges in 2020 assault case

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By Zaya Williams

A man previously diagnosed with schizophrenia, Jared Robinson, has been deemed fit to face criminal charges stemming from an incident in April 2020.

Robinson is accused of attacking an eight-year-old girl, her mother Tanisha Gregory, and his 14-year-old cousin.

Initially charged with wounding with intent to murder, wounding with intent, and malicious damage, Robinson’s case took a turn when psychiatrist Griffin Benjamin diagnosed him with schizophrenia and a substance abuse disorder on March 31, 2022.

This initial diagnosis raised concerns about his capacity to respond to the serious charges against him.

At the time, the psychiatrist recommended a course of medication for Robinson, with a plan to reevaluate his mental state later.

A recent update on his mental health status, however, indicates that he is now deemed fit to enter a plea.

Consequently, Robinson’s arraignment has been scheduled for November 27.

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