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updated: 12/5/2011 4:09 PM

Naperville man mentally unfit for trial in mom's stabbing

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A Naperville man accused of repeatedly stabbing his mother with a butcher knife after she offered him a sandwich has been found mentally unfit to stand trial.

DuPage County Judge Kathryn Creswell made the finding Monday in light of a psychiatric evaluation for 28-year-old Alexander Georg, who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, according to his attorney.

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Georg will now be transferred from the county jail into the care of the Department of Human Services. Defense attorney Jack Donahue said state workers will then prepare a plan to try to restore Georg to fitness within roughly a year. Prosecutors did not object, he said, given his client's history of psychiatric issues.

"It's not a close call," he said.

Authorities said Georg chased his mother into the street in front of their home on Spring Garden Circle and stabbed her in broad daylight the afternoon of Aug. 11 after she offered him a sandwich. The alleged attack happened less than an hour after Georg returned home from a hospital where he received psychiatric treatment.

"It was 45 minutes from the time he was discharged to the time his mother asked him if he wanted a sandwich," Donahue said.

Georg bashed his then-52-year-old mother's head into the ground and stabbed her three times -- twice in the chest and once in the neck -- with a 6-inch butcher knife, which snapped due to the force of the blows, prosecutors said. In self-defense, the victim "played dead," authorities said at the time.

Police arrived moments later to find Georg in his driveway and the victim across the street covered in blood. Prosecutors said Georg went on to confess he intended to kill. The victim underwent surgery and eventually recovered.

Georg faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery. He has been held on $1.5 million bail since his arrest.

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