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By Zaya Williams
A man previously diagnosed with schizophrenia, Jared Robinson, has been sent to prison for 6 years and 8 months for wounding an adult and two minors in 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.
After receiving treatment over several months, he was deemed fit to plea. He therefore admitted to three counts of wounding and one of malicious damage last year.
On Friday, he finally learned his fate. A 6 year and 8 months prison sentence was handed down by Justice Tunde Bakre for each wounding charge and 6 months for malicious damage. However, the sentences will run concurrently.