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updated: 10/24/2012 5:52 PM

Naperville man fit for trial in mom's stabbing

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A Naperville man accused of repeatedly stabbing his mother after she offered him a sandwich was found mentally fit for trial by a DuPage County judge on Wednesday.

Judge Kathryn Creswell made the finding based on a Sept. 26 psychological report for Alexander Georg, who is charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery.

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Georg was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and found unfit for trial in December. Until recently, he was being treated at Chester Mental Health Center, a downstate maximum-security facility.

Neither the prosecution nor defense objected to the psychological report's finding that Georg is "mentally and physically" capable of going to trial and understands the charges against him.

Assistant Public Defender Mark Lyon said he also visited with Georg and doesn't have any concerns about his fitness.

"We did not have any difficulty communicating," Lyon told the judge.

Georg, 29, appeared in court Wednesday but did not speak. He is accused of attacking his mother with a butcher knife on Aug. 11, 2011, less than an hour after he was released from a hospital where he received psychiatric care.

Prosecutors said the victim offered Georg a sandwich, and he chased her into the street in front of their home and stabbed her repeatedly in the chest and neck during broad daylight.

Georg remains in the county jail on $1.5 million bail and is scheduled to return to court Nov. 20.

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