A man facing charges connected to a stabbing incident in Fenton Township has been ordered to undergo forensic testing.

22-year-old Justin Ryan Winslow of Caro appeared in 67th District Court last week and was referred for a competency exam to determine criminal responsibility. He is facing charges of assault with intent to murder, mayhem, and false report of a felony. Also charged in the case is 32-year-old Kathryn Marie Serra of Fenton, who is facing counts of being an accessory after the fact to a felony, false report of a felony and resisting & obstructing police.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and Fenton Police responded to a report of a stabbing on July 28th at a home on Bay View Drive in Fenton Township and found a 28-year-old male victim with multiple stab wounds to the face, head and neck. The man told officers Winslow was responsible and had fled the scene along with Serra. They were apprehended a short time later at a mobile home park. Investigators say the trio, who met while they were patients at a psychiatric hospital, were drinking alcohol and taking prescription medications, when Winslow attacked the victim with a box cutter.

Both Winslow and Serra originally told authorities the victim was attempting to sexually assault Serra, which led to the attack, but later admitted it was a lie. The victim was initially hospitalized with serious injuries, but then was released two days later. Winslow is due back in court October 18th for a follow up hearing while Serra is set to appear August 23rd for a preliminary examination. (DK/JK)