- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - 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 (https://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.


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

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