Wisconsin man accused of killing mother with sword committed

June 30, 2016

 

          

Matthew Skalitzky, seated , talks to his lawyer, Stanley Woodard, before a hearing, Wednesday June 29, 2016, in Dane County Court in Madison, Wis. Skalitzky, who who killed his mother with a sword last year, pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree intentional homicide, then was committed to a state mental hospital after prosecutors and defense lawyers in the case agreed that he was mentally ill at the time of the killing.

MADISON A Wisconsin man accused of decapitating his mother with a sword last year has been committed to a state mental hospital.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed with a psychiatrist's report Wednesday that 41-year-old Matthew Skalitzky was mentally ill at the time of the killing.

The Sun Prairie man was charged with killing his mother, 68-year-old Jane Skalitzky, at his apartment on Sept. 11.

The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/29dwVj3 ) reports Judge Josann Reynolds ordered Skalitzky committed for life to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

A hearing will be held in a few weeks to set the length and place of his commitment.

Prosecutors have said Skalitzky got mad after his mother found a sword and knives, and that he believed she and others were inhuman clones.

   

Associated Press