Evaluation ordered for woman accused of stabbing mother

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A forensic examination was ordered Tuesday for the 32-year-old woman accused of stabbing her mother at the General Motors Tech Center earlier this month.

Chavonne Taylor is charged with assault with intent to murder and carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent. She appeared Tuesday morning for a probable cause hearing in 37th District Court in Warren, according to court officials.

The forensic exam will evaluate Taylor for her ability to help in her defense, said her attorney Donald Teichman. He said he asked for the exam “based upon facts and circumstances I really can’t discuss.”

The results of the examination may take four to six weeks, Teichman said.

Taylor is being held on a $50,000 bond in the Macomb County Jail.

According to police, on Feb. 10 Taylor walked into a visitor’s area at the tech center and asked for her 52-year-old mother. The women walked outside and Taylor stabbed her mother multiple times, critically injuring her, police said.

Didarul Sarder, a valet parking supervisor, stopped the attack when he pulled out his handgun and told the woman to drop the knife.


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