Matthew J. Skalitzky, aged 40, living in Sun Prairie, beheaded Jane Margaret, his 68-year-old mother, after believing that people have clones. In the present, he undergoes treatment at a mental health hospital.
The incident took place on September 11, when Matthew killed his mother with a long blade sword. On September 28, when he first appeared in the court, Matthew was charged with homicide.
During his presence in the court, he didn’t say anything. Now he receives treatment at Winnebago Mental Health Institute. A prosecutor claimed that Matthew suffers from a dangerous mental disease that makes him believe people are clones.
“Because of that I think he sees them as less than human, and, in this case, he is believed to kill his mother because of that issue,” said assistant Attorney Corey Stephan.
The assistant also declared that Skalitzky was in the possession of a sword and several knives and on that day he was afraid his mother could find them, so he decided to get rid of her.
September 11 started as a normal day for Skalitzky family. Investigators declared that Matthew spent the night at his parents’ home in Windsor. They took breakfast together, and then he went back to his parents’ apartment in Providence Commons, where they would let him stay alone.
Matthew’s roommate was also present in the house at the moment of the crime. He declared that Matthew and her mother went upstairs and shortly after he heard the woman screaming and repeatedly saying “no.” When he went upstairs, the roommate saw Matthew holding the sword, while his mother was down on the floor, decapitated and having scratches on her arms.
When the police arrived at the scene of the crime, they asked him whether his mother passed away, but he answered that the woman he had killed was not his mother.
Stephan also stated that Matthew wanted to run away, but that was because of his illness. If the court will find him guilty of the crime, he will be sentenced to prison for life.
Moreover, as Stephan declared, Matthew’s family still loves him and wants him to be safe. However, nobody would want him back, as he poses a threat for everybody.
Stan Woodard, a defense lawyer, claimed that Matthew is going to receive treatment for a 6-month period, but then he doesn’t expect him to be free.
Another court appearance will take place on October 6.
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