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.
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.
Prairie man was charged with killing his mother, 68-year-old
Jane Skalitzky, at his apartment on Sept. 11.
State Journal (http://bit.ly/29dwVj3
) reports Judge Josann Reynolds ordered Skalitzky committed
for life to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
will be held in a few weeks to set the length and place of his
have said Skalitzky got mad after his mother found a sword and
knives, and that he believed she and others were inhuman