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Man Charged with Brutal Stabbing Death Unfit to Stand Trial


JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - State psychologist, Dr. George Watson, declared the Jackson County man accused in the brutal killing of his mother is mentally unfit to stand trial.

Police say David Kellen Grow killed his mom, Robin Grow, in their Concord home two weeks ago. His father, backed up by court records, says his son has mental problems.

Grow will be sent back to the Center for Forensic Psyhciatry in Washtenaw County. His attorney, Andrew Kirkpatrick, requested that it happen as soon as possible. He will undergo treatment in an inpatient hospital setting every three months for a maximum of 15 months to see if he is able to regain competency to stand trial. Dr. Watson wrote in the forensic documents that "there is a substantial probability" that he could.

The documents also stated that Grow has only "the most rudimentary awareness he's charged with the murder of his mother."

The judge said he believes most defendents ultimately are found competent to stand trial.

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