Man charged with stabbing mom poised for fitness hearing
A Naperville man accused of repeatedly stabbing his mother with a butcher knife is back in the DuPage County jail after receiving treatment in a state mental-health facility for about 10 months.
Alexander Georg, who has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, was found mentally unfit for trial in December by Judge Kathryn Creswell. In court Tuesday, attorneys in the case said the Illinois Department of Human Services recently reported that his fitness had been restored.
Senior Assistant Public Defender Mark Lyon described Georg's condition as "fragile" but told Creswell his client appears capable of participating in a fitness hearing and sanity examination.
Creswell set a hearing date of Oct. 29, at which point she could rule whether Georg is fit for trial. She briefly explained to Georg that his medication is available in jail and that he should alert his attorney to any problems receiving it.
Georg is accused of stabbing his mother on Aug. 11, 2011, less than an hour after he was released from psychiatric care at a hospital.
Prosecutors said the victim, then 52, had offered him a sandwich when he chased her into the street in front of their home on Spring Garden Circle during broad daylight and stabbed her three times ó twice in the chest and once in the neck. The victim survived.
Georg, 29, is being held on $1.5 million bail and faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery. He was treated at Chester Mental Health Center, a downstate maximum-security facility.
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