Man accused of decapitating mom found incompetent for trial

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Posted: Oct 21, 2015 4:26 PM
Man accused of decapitating mom found incompetent for trial

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of beheading his mother with a sword last month has been found incompetent to stand trial.

In court Wednesday, 40-year-old Matthew Skalitzky did not challenge a psychiatric report that found him incompetent. A prosecutor also did not challenge the findings.

The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1jBp7rn ) reports that as a result, the first-degree intentional homicide case against Skalitzky could be delayed for up to a year. A judge will review Skalitzky's progress every three months.

Skalitzky has been kept at Winnebago Mental Health Institute near Oshkosh on a civil commitment since shortly after Sept. 11, when authorities say he attacked and killed his mother, 68-year-old Jane Skalitzky.

Prosecutors say Matthew Skalitzky is severely mentally ill and saw people, including his mother, as inhuman clones.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj