A Naperville man accused of chasing his mother into the street and repeatedly stabbing her with a butcher knife after she offered him a sandwich was ordered held Friday on $1.5 million bail.
DuPage County prosecutors said the attack happened in broad daylight shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday in front of 27-year-old Alexander Georg's home on the 1100 block of Spring Garden Circle.
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Authorities said Georg had just returned from a hospital where he had been committed when his mother offered him a sandwich. They said he responded by grabbing a 6-inch butcher knife from their kitchen and chasing his mother through their home and into the street.
Georg knocked the victim down and began bashing her head against the ground, authorities said. Prosecutors said he then "viciously" stabbed the 52-year-old three times in the chest and once in the neck.
According to the allegations, the stabbing continued until the victim "played dead."
"The bludgeoning was so severe and vicious ... the weapon snapped" at the handle, Assistant State's Attorney Deb Brewer told Judge Michael Wolfe in bond court Friday. She said Georg stared blankly during the attack.
Brewer said the victim was rushed to Edward Hospital where she underwent surgery and was placed in intensive care. She was listed in fair condition Friday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Naperville police said Georg was taken into custody without resistance when officers arrived to find him standing in his driveway with the victim lying "covered in blood" on the other side of the street.
"Not far from the suspect, officers located the blade of a butcher knife lying in what appeared to be a pool of blood," Sgt. Gregg Bell said in a news release.
Brewer said Georg went on to confess to the stabbing, telling police he intended to kill his mother. Several neighbors witnessed some of the attack after hearing "bone-chilling screams," Brewer said.
"(The victim) indicated she did believe her son intended to kill her. She's obviously very frightened of him," she said.
Georg appeared in court via video stream from DuPage jail wearing a yellow jumpsuit, indicating he is on suicide watch. He did not respond to several of the judge's attempts to communicate with him, instead sitting silently and expressionless with his hands shackled behind his back.
Georg was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery. Brewer said he had earlier contact with police resulting from a domestic complaint in July, but was not charged at the time. He appears to have no other criminal history in DuPage, according to court records.
There was no answer Friday at Georg's mother's condominium in the Mansions subdivision, and calls to that address went unanswered. Several neighbors on the tree-lined street also did not answer their doors. Georg remained in the county jail Friday and would need to post $150,000 to bond out. Should he be released, Wolfe ordered he have no contact with the victim and that he be fitted with a GPS monitoring device. His next court appearance is Sept. 12.