Judge orders Roberson committed for gouging out eyes of woman


CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A judge on Wednesday ruled that the man charged with gouging out the eyes of a woman should be committed to a secure mental health facility.

This summer, Michael Deshun Roberson was found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempted murder and aggravated assault against the woman.

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But he was kept in custody to be evaluated by a pair of psychologists.

Judge Don Poole reviewed their evaluations today in court.

He said it is clear that Roberson presents a danger to the public, so he committed him to the Middle Tennessee Mental health Institute.

He cannot be released without a hearing and permission from the court.