Man who allegedly escaped from Detroit's Frank Murphy Hall of Justice faces competency hearing

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A man who allegedly escaped from the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice was in court today for a preliminary hearing in connection with his attempted flight to freedom.

Abraham Pearson has been charged with 11 counts, including assault with intent to murder, in connection with his escape attempt earlier this month.

During today's hearing a competency hearing was ordered for Pearson, who was awaiting sentencing in a carjacking and weapons conviction when, police say, he stabbed a Wayne County Sheriff's deputy and walked out of Frank Murphy.

Pearson was convicted on those charges under the name of Derreck White. He was recaptured following a day long manhunt through Detroit.

Pearson will also need to be sentenced on the carjacking and weapons conviction. However, that is not expected to happen until October.

Pearson is facing life in prison if he is convicted on the new counts that he is facing. He will be back in court on the new charges on November 18.


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