Chattanooga man who gouged out ex’s eyes committed to mental facility

Michael Roberson

Michael Roberson

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who stabbed a woman and gouged out her eyes has been committed to a mental health facility.

A Chattanooga police news release says Michael Deshun Roberson was committed Wednesday to the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute at the request of prosecutors.

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The Hamilton County judge ruled he can’t be released without a hearing and court permission.

Roberson was charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the September 2017 attack on his ex-girlfriend, with whom he shares a son.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that Roberson was found not guilty by reason of insanity in July and was kept in custody pending psychological reviews.

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