A Sun Prairie man accused of decapitating his mother with a large sword will remain in an institution.
Matthew Skalitzky, 41, was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the Sept. 11, 2015 death of 68-year-old Jane Skalitzky. He was found incompetent to stand trial and was sentenced Friday to remain confined in an institution.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed that Skalitzky is not ready for conditional release. The family said they hope he will remain confined for the rest of his life and take his medication.
"(The) level of compassion and forgiveness (Skalitzky's) family has shown has been remarkable," Assistant DA Corey Stephan said.
Skalitzky’s defense said he had a long history of mental issues, and he is now taking his medication and he realizes the gravity of what happened.
Dane County Judge Joann Reynolds said Skalitzky will need to remain in institution because he poses a significant risk of bodily harm to himself or others without psychotropic medications. He will be required to take his medications involuntarily.