Woman Found Competent To Stand Trial In Shooting Death Of Pregnant Linden Woman
February 6, 2018
A woman charged with fatally shooting a pregnant Linden woman and her co-worker has been found competent to stand trial.
55-year-old Jacquelyn Tyson faces two counts of pre-meditated 1st degree murder and two counts of felony firearms. She’s charged with shooting 20-year-old Lyric Work and 45-year-old Tamara Johnson at the Grand Oaks Apartments leasing office on July 26th, 2016. Johnson was pronounced dead at a hospital while Work, who was pregnant, was put on life support so the baby could be delivered. Work then passed away three days later. Her child survived.
Tyson appeared in 67th District Court for a preliminary exam recently; where it was determined she was competent to stand trial. Tyson has been housed at the State Forensic Center for Psychiatry, and was twice declared incompetent but is said to be making progress with time, treatment and medication. She will remain at the center until trial and another psychological evaluation will be performed to determine criminal responsibility.
Tyson is being held without bond on the two homicide charges. Bond was again denied during her recent exam and she was bound over to Genesee County Circuit Court. Future court dates are pending. (JM)