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The prosecution in Kalamazoo of Arthur Payne is delayed until mental exams are done


KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- The suspect in a brutal domestic assault that left an Oshtemo woman hospitalized has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric examination to determine if he is competent to assist in his own defense.

41-year-old Arthur Payne, a trained cage fighter with a history of domestic issues is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm, and aggravated domestic assault for the alleged attack on his girlfriend and the mother of his child.

The wannabe rapper was reportedly undergoing therapy at the time of the assault late last month.

He had been scheduled for a preliminary exam to determine if there was enough evidence to proceed to a trial, but that has been adjourned until the exam is completed. .

The victim, Stephanie Janssen continues her recovery.