Police name son as suspect in Saginaw double murder - WNEM TV 5

Police name son as suspect in Saginaw double murder

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The Saginaw Police Department has named Stephon Roby, 21, as a suspect in the shooting death of his mother, Leigh King, 42, and his 11 year-old sister, Sharleea King.

The bodies of the mother and daughter were found two weeks ago inside their home on the 200 block of Hess.

Police said Roby was the one who called 911 to report that his mother and sister were shot dead inside the home.

Roby was originally taken into police custody and questioned as a witness, but was held because of a probation violation.

"It was because he failed to report an approved address," said Roby's attorney Timothy Lynch.

Lynch wanted to make clear that he is only representing Roby in his probation violation case. He also mentioned that Roby shared details about his health with him.

"He told me that he was on SSI... as a young man, usually that means some sort of disability," Lynch added.

Court records obtained by TV5 found that Roby was petitioned several times for disturbing behavior.

In one petition, a doctor stated that Roby was "a threat to the family."

In another, his mother, Leigh King, said she found a piece of paper with a list of guns on it.

The Saginaw County Prosecutors office is currently reviewing investigators' findings in the death of Leigh and her daughter Sharleea.

Roby is expected to be sentenced next week for the probation violation.

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