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Suspect facing charges for beating Saginaw woman, stealing her purse

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Thirty-four-year-old Timothy Green was arraigned Tuesday, Feb. 13 on assault with intent to murder and unarmed robbery in connection with the beating of 65-year-old Kathy Rogers. (WEYI/WSMH)

SAGINAW, Mich. -- Thirty-four-year-old Timothy Green was arraigned Tuesday, Feb. 13 on assault with intent to murder and unarmed robbery in connection with the beating of 65-year-old Kathy Rogers.

Saginaw Police say as she was working alone in a 4th floor downtown Saginaw office, when Green came up from behind, beat her in the face and stole her purse.

Police credit quick action by the public and the media with helping to catch Green.

Rogers' son Matt says his mother has been moved from ICU to a Detroit hospital and is doing better.

Kathy Rogers taught 1st grade in Bridgeport for 30 years. Matt calls it a “violent, evil unspeakable crime.” He’s holding a prayer and sharing service Tuesday at 1st Presbyterian Church in Saginaw.

Meanwhile, Saginaw’s Mayor Dennis Browning says city council is already working on an ordinance to require some businesses to have security cameras. Those cameras quickly helped police find the suspect.

Police say Green has a history of mental problems and his next court appearance in the next month.

The family has set up a Go Fund Me account to help offset hospital costs.