Man accused of stabbing Elgin psychiatrist fit to stand trial; defense may argue insanity

  • Elliot C. Lockwood was found fit to stand trial Friday on charges of attempted murder.

    Elliot C. Lockwood was found fit to stand trial Friday on charges of attempted murder.

Updated 4/12/2019 5:04 PM

A man charged with stabbing his Elgin psychiatrist with a steak knife in August after she refused to write him a prescription for medical marijuana was ruled fit to stand trial Friday.

Elliot C. Lockwood, 20, of the 0-99 block of South Oak Street, Crystal Lake, is charged with attempted murder, armed violence, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery to a victim 60 or older, and aggravated battery in a public place, all felonies.


On Friday, Kane County prosecutors and Lockwood's defense attorney agreed with an evaluation report from Elisa Lancaster, a forensic psychiatrist, that Lockwood was fit to stand trial, according to court records.

According to an Elgin police report, Lockwood went to an appointment with his psychiatrist the morning of Aug. 8 on the 1700 block of North Randall Road and demanded the prescription.

When the woman told Lockwood that she didn't have a license to write the prescription, Lockwood pulled a steak knife from his backpack and tried to stab her in the chest, police said.

The woman blocked his first attempt, cutting her right palm, and Lockwood slashed her right wrist as he continued to attack, police said. She ran from her office, but Lockwood grabbed her and punched her in the head at least four times before police arrived and arrested him outside the office after a brief negotiation, police said.

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Lockwood's defense attorney, James Glasgow, wrote last month in court papers that he may use the affirmative defense that his client was "legally insane at the time the acts were allegedly committed," record show.

Lockwood is held at the Kane County jail on $250,000 bail, meaning he must post $25,000 to be released while the case is pending.

He is next due in court May 9 and faces a punishment of six to 30 years in prison if convicted.

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