Doctor’s Report Restores Competency of Man Convicted of Shooting Radio Host

Defense attorneys questioned the results of a doctor’s competency review of their client before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gale E. Rasin on Oct. 5.

Based on a report given to Judge Phinn, defendant Richard Sylvester Green had “restored competency” and could be transferred to a detention center with all the required medical services. Initially, Green was found incompetent to stand trial following a mental health evaluation.

Green’s defense, Janet Anderson, rejected the findings. A stand-in relayed that Anderson had spoken with Green and described him as “tangential” and him as having difficulties staying on topic as well as explaining the incident as “all a conspiracy” against him.

Green, who was present during the mental health zoom meeting, said he had never said the word “conspiracy” and felt like he was being misrepresented.

In 2021, Green found incompetent to stand trial and committed for first-degree murder and three counts of using a firearm in a felony violent crime, attempted first-degree murder, first degree assault.

It is reported that Green lived on the same street as the victim gospel radio host Tyra Phillips Womack, 57. According to CBS Baltimore, the 57-year-old host of Gospel Grace programs on WEAA was shot outside her home on the 2400 block of Albion Avenue on June 10.

Judge Rasin said rather than ignore the issues with the doctor’s report, counsel would reconvene in a week and allow the doctor who made the report to attend.

Green’s next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 12 before Judge Rasin.

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