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Judge orders mental-health exam for Grand Rapids stabbing suspect

A man accused of stabbing another man multiple times last week in Grand Rapids was ordered to submit to a mental health examination Monday. A state district court judge in Grand Rapids also scheduled Joshua Joseph Julien's next court appearance f...

A man accused of stabbing another man multiple times last week in Grand Rapids was ordered to submit to a mental health examination Monday.

A state district court judge in Grand Rapids also scheduled Joshua Joseph Julien's next court appearance for Aug. 19.

Julien, 28, of Grand Rapids was charged July 17 with six crimes, including attempted second-degree murder.

The victim of the attack, Kyle William Johnson, 23, of Grand Rapids, suffered stab wounds to his left lower abdomen, right upper chest and both hands, according to the criminal complaint.

Police received a call at 2:50 p.m. July 16 to the 600 block of Pokegama Avenue North. Johnson told officers that he was sleeping when Julien came in and started stabbing him, the criminal complaint said. After the stabbing, Julien disposed of his blood-covered clothing in a nearby garage, the complaint said. Officers found him hiding in a wooded area and arrested him after a brief foot chase.

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He is charged with felony counts of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and fifth-degree controlled substance possession and misdemeanor charges of possession of a dangerous weapon and fleeing on foot.

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