Mental competency exam ordered for suspect in brutal downtown Saginaw assault

Timothy Green
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SAGINAW (WJRT) (2/27/2018) - Timothy Green will receive a court-ordered mental competency exam before he faces charges related to a brutal downtown Saginaw assault.

Green is accused of robbery and the near-deadly beating of 65-year-old Kathy Rogers while she worked in the READ Association office on the fourth floor of the Jefferson One Building in downtown Saginaw.

He appeared in court for a hearing Tuesday. The court ordered he go through the mental competency exam process to determine whether he is mentally fit to stand trial and can be held criminally responsible for his alleged actions.

The testing will delay legal proceedings against him for several weeks.

Court records show Green has been in prison before and has a received significant mental health treatment.

Probate court records show he was petitioned for mental health treatment when he was placed on parole in 2016. In May of 2017, a mental health worker said he needed hospitalization, saying the man has thoughts of "harming people, probably stab someone to death."

Court papers show he was hospitalized at Healthsource Saginaw, but released in June. A six-month review report in December shows a psychiatrist stated further mental health treatment was needed, in part because of the man's "homicidal ideation."

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