(03/20/13) - We have new information on the shooting deaths of a Saginaw mother and her daughter.
Saginaw police tell ABC12 they are seeking murder charges against the man who called 911 to report the shooting.
It was two weeks ago Wednesday that the bodies of 42-year-old Leigh King and 11-year-old Sharleea King were found inside their home on Hess Avenue.
It was King's 21-year old son, Stephon Roby, who called 911.
Roby was taken in to police custody immediately after calling 911 to report the deaths of his mother and little sister. He's been in police custody since then, being held on a probation violation. That violation is related to probate court papers that show Roby was petitioned twice to undergo psychiatric care and that doctors felt he was a threat to himself and others.
Roby was in court last Wednesday for a probation violation stemming from a March 2012 arrest for resisting arrest. At that court hearing, his attorney told ABC12 Roby has received mental health treatment.
"My understanding is that he is disabled, receiving SSI, at least the benefits," said Timothy Lynch, Roby's attorney.
ABC12 News has learned Roby has been petitioned twice for hospitalization, once in April of 2011 and again in September of that year. The first petition was requested by his mother, Leigh King. She writes Roby's actions are different, "laughing at things that are not there. And shooting guns in to the air."
A doctor wrote that Roby "was threatening to the family."
Court papers show Roby spent 22 days at White Pine Behavioral Center where he was allowed to leave, but was required to take medication. Then in September, a Saginaw Police Officer requested another petition after being called to the home on Hess Avenue, where Roby was found "talking in words that made no sense."
The officer writes, Leigh King said her son was not taking his medication. Roby deferred another court hearing and agreed to stay on his medication.
"Unless they have a guardian, unless they are under court order, there isn't anyone to watch out for them," said Patrick McGraw, Saginaw County Probate Court judge.
McGraw would not comment on the Roby case, but says making sure people with mental illness stay on their medication is difficult.
"We trust they take their medication, especially if they are adults. There is a fine line of going out and picking someone up, saying you are not doing what you are supposed to be doing," he said.
Investigators say the prosecutor's office is reviewing the case now. Roby is due back in court next week to be sentenced on that probation violation.
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