Doctor Charged With Threatening Officials Getting Psych Exam

ROYAL OAK (AP) – A judge has ordered a psychiatric examination for a Detroit-area doctor facing charges after death threats were made to a prosecutor and other court officials.

Defense attorney Michael McCarthy requested the examination for Dr. Kumar Singh during a hearing Tuesday before Judge Jamie Wittenberg.

McCarthy says doctors will examine the 47-year-old Singh to determine whether he’s criminally responsible and competent to stand trial.

Singh remains held on $1 million bond. The medical director and operator of the GreenLite medical marijuana clinic in Troy, he’s charged with 22 counts, including using a computer, the internet and telecommunications to threaten to kill about a half-dozen people.

The people threatened include Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper and a retired judge. Genesee County prosecutors are handling the case after Cooper recused herself.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says investigators believe the threats are related to what the doctor believes was mistreatment in a criminal case in 2013-14 that Singh claims tarnished his reputation.

Search warrants executed pursuant to the investigation of these threats turned up “weapons and other evidence” at Singh’s Royal Oak residence, prosecutors say.

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