Competency exam ordered for man charged in deadly stabbings in Sterling Heights home


STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A 20-year-old man who is charged with attacking three of this family members, killing two of them, will undergo a competency exam.

Marcus Kragness allegedly stabbed his grandfather, 79-year-old Jerome Pastuszak, his uncle, 44-year-old Mark Pastuszak, and critically injured his grandmother, 71-year-old Sandy Pastuszak, in their Sterling Heights home on Aug. 31.

Kragness is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault with intent to commit murder.

A judge on Monday signed off on the competency exam for Kragness.

Police said Kragness had been living with his relatives for about two weeks after moving to the area from North Carolina.

A profile picture on Kragness' Facebook page shows him with his grandmother and the caption: "my grandma is the chillest ever yo."