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MAN POLICE SAY BROKE INTO JEHOVAH'S WITNESS HALL BOUND OVER FOR TRIAL
Guest posted a topic in Jehovah’s Witnesses's TopicsBAY CITY, MI — A 23-year-old man police say broke into a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom hall because the voices in his head told him to do so is a step closer to facing a jury. Christopher D. Brown on Friday, July 15, appeared before Bay County District Judge Mark E. Janer and waived his right to a preliminary examination. The judge then bound the matter over to Circuit Court for further proceedings. Brown's options will now be to go to trial or enter a guilty or no contest plea. Janer in April referred Brown to the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Ypsilanti where staff were to gauge his criminal responsibility. Once the evaluation was complete and a report authored, the parties in the case stipulated to staff's findings that Brown's mental state at the time of his alleged crime didn't exempt him from criminal responsibility. Brown is charged with single counts of malicious destruction of a building between $1,000 and $20,000 and breaking and entering-illegal entry. The former is a five-year felony while the latter is a 90-day misdemeanor. The charges have their origins in an incident that happened the afternoon of Sunday, March 20. At 3:17 p.m., Bay County sheriff's deputies responded to a call of family trouble at a home in the 5300 block of Kasemeyer Road in Monitor Township. The caller said Brown, his son, had torn up the family's backyard and then started walking south along the road. The father added his son's hands were bleeding, court records show. While deputies were on the way, a second person called Bay County Central Dispatch to say that Brown was in the parking lot of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall at 5435 Kasemeyer Road in Monitor Township. http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/38888430-man-police-say-broke-into-jehovahs-witness-hall-bound-over-for-trial/