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Man accused of decapitating mom found incompetent for trial

Matthew Skalitzky, right, listens to his lawyer, assistanto public defender Adam Welch, during a hearing in Dane County Court, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Skalitzky, 40, of Sun Prairie, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide for the Sept. 11 death of his mother, Jane Skalitzky. (Ed Treleven/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Matthew Skalitzky (right) listens to his lawyer, assistant public defender Adam Welch, during a hearing in Dane County Court on Wednesday. Skalitzky, 40, of Sun Prairie, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide for the Sept. 11 death of his mother, Jane Skalitzky. (Ed Treleven/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

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 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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