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 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.