Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Editorial Staff
3 months ago

Man who wounded woman and children in psychotic episode to be sentenced in January

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By Zaya Williams

 

A man previously diagnosed with schizophrenia, Jared Robinson, has had sentencing hearing moved to January 16.

Robinson is facing three counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of Malicious damage.

He attacked an eight-year-old girl, her mother Tanisha Gregory, and his 14-year-old cousin in April 2020.

He also damaged a man’s car windshield by striking it with a cutlass.

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

He formally entered a plea last month and was to be sentenced on Tuesday but the matter was adjourned to allow the court to review the prosecution’s sentencing brief.

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