A Wisconsin man who investigators say killed his mother with a sword last September remains incompetent to stand trial.
Dane County Circuit Court judge Juan Colas said Thursday that 40-year-old Matthew Skalitzky still is not mentally stable enough to stand trial, but may become so after receiving additional treatment.
Skalitzky has been kept at Winnebago Mental Health Institute near Oshkosh on a civil commitment since shortly after September 11 2015, when he’s alleged to have attacked and killed his mother, 68-year-old Jane Skalitzky. The victim was decapitated with a sword.
A doctor prepared a report confirming this information, and Skalitzky waived his right Thursday to challenge the doctor’s report.
Meanwhile, the first-degree intentional homicide case against him remains on hold. Another hearing will take place in about a hundred days to reassess Skalitzky’s mental state.
“Mr. Skalitzky is not yet competent,” Colas said. “[He] is likely with additional treatment to become competent, and so we will go head and set another date for a subsequent report.”
Until then Skalitzky will remain at Winnebago. He’s scheduled to be back in court in May.