WHEATON, Ill. (STMW) — A west suburban Naperville man accused of stabbing and trying to strangle his mother in 2011 only hours after being released from a psychiatric care center has been declared mentally unfit to stand trial for that alleged crime.
The decision was made Thursday in the DuPage County courtroom of Judge Kathryn Creswell.
Alexander R. Georg was diagnosed a paranoid schizophrenic, following the Aug. 11, 2011 attack on his mother outside their home on Naperville’s northeast side. He was placed in the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services, and underwent treatment at that agency’s downstate Chester Mental Health Center.
Following the receipt of a psychiatric report, Creswell in October 2012 had found Georg fit to stand trial. However, since then, his behavior made authorities reverse that decision and send Georg back for more treatment.
Georg, 29, is charged with trying to kill his 53-year-old mother outside their second-floor apartment on the 1100 block of Spring Garden Circle, in the Mansions of Naperville area.
He had been released earlier in the day from Linden Oaks Hospital, a mental and emotional health care facility on the campus of Edward Hospital in Naperville. He had undergone treatment there for nearly two weeks.
Police said Georg attacked his mother after she offered to make him a sandwich for lunch. He allegedly grabbed a butcher knife with a 6-inch-long blade and chased her outdoors, stabbing and trying to strangle her and then beating her head against the ground, Naperville police said.
Georg has been charged with a total of six felony counts of attempted murder in the first degree, aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery.
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