GM Tech Center stabbing suspect to undergo psychiatric evaluation

Chevonne Taylor accused of stabbing her mother outside tech center


WARREN, Mich. – The woman accused of stabbing her mother outside the General Motors Technical Center in Warren has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. 

Stephanie Kerr, 52, suffered critical injuries after her daughter, Chevonne Taylor, confronted her Feb 10. while Kerr was working at the tech center. Police said Taylor stabbed Kerr several times. She suffered life-threatening injuries to her neck, stomach and back. She has been in critical condition at Beaumont Hospital.

A valet at the tech center -- who has a gun license -- saw the attack and used his gun to hold Taylor at bay until police arrived.

Kerr's family said the daughter suffers with mental health issues and that doctors had taken her off medication about three months ago because they thought she was doing better.

Surveillance video shows the chaos:

Taylor is charged with assault with intent to murder and carrying a dangerous weapon. Her bail was set at $500,000 cash/surety.

During a probable cause conference on Tuesday, a judge ordered Taylor to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before the case moves forward. She likely will be back in court in about 60 days.




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