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Man arrested for Domestic Violence to undergo Psychiatric Exam

Women's Community domestic violence shelter
Women's Community domestic violence shelter


KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) -- The suspect in a brutal domestic assault that left a Kalamazoo County woman hospitalized has been ordered to undergo a Psychiatric examination to determine if he is competent to assist in his own defense.

41-year-old Arthur Payne, a trained boxer, is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm, and aggravated domestic assault for the alleged attack on his girlfriend and the mother of his child.

The wannabe rapper was reportedly undergoing therapy at the time of the assault late last month.   He was scheduled for a preliminary exam to determine if there was enough evidence to proceed to a trial, when the defense made the motion for the exam.   The victim, Stephanie Janssen continues her recovery.