Women charged in murder of Garden City High School teen appear in court today

Posted at 8:24 AM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 19:09:31-04

The two women accused of murdering a student from Garden City High School appeared in court today for a preliminary examination, but the hearing was adjourned when the defense attorney for Erica Osburn requested that she undergo a competency examination.

Osburn's mother says she has always had mental health issues, but refuses to take her medication.

Sharnea Diamond McCoy, 21, and Erica Italy Osburn, 25, both from Detroit, are charged with first degree murder and felony firearm, according to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

Today, a judge granted the defense attorney's request for a competency evaluation for Osburn. 

Investigators tell 7 Action News 17-year-old Reginald Robinson was shot and killed in Detroit, all because the women thought he made a comment about one of their bodies.

Robinson may have laughed at the comment, but the teen was not the one who made the remark.

"It wasn't even him...another man in the store made a comment about the heavier set girl...the boys laughed...when did laughing become a reason to take someone's life?" said Taquanda Foster. 

It's believed that Osburn shot Robinson as she sat in a car with McCoy on Friday, Feb. 24 around 6:30 p.m.

If convicted of these charges, McCoy and Osburn could spend the rest of their lives behind bars.