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Wisconsin man charged with beheading mother with sword

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MADISON, Wis. -

A Wisconsin man who prosecutors say is severely mentally ill is charged in the death of his mother, who was beheaded with a sword.
    
Forty-year-old Matthew Skalitzky appeared in court Monday. He's accused in the Sept. 11 death of his mother, 68-year-old Jane Skalitzky, at a town house in the Madison suburb of Sun Prairie.
    
Assistant District Attorney Corey Stephan says Skalitzky became upset with his mother after she found a box containing knives and a sword.
    
The prosecutor says Matthew Skalitzky is severely mentally ill and saw people, including his mother, as inhuman clones.
    
The Wisconsin State Journal reports bail was set at $1 million.
    
Defense attorney Stan Woodard had argued bail wasn't necessary because Skalitzky was being held in a mental health facility.
    
A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 13.
    
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