WORCESTER, Mass. - A Massachusetts man charged with fatally beating and stabbing his mother has been ordered held without bail and sent for a psychological evaluation.
Prosecutors say 26-year-old John Madulka hit 56-year-old Ellen Madulka 10 times with a metal object late Saturday night then stabbed her multiple times.
Court clinician: Medulka suffers schizophrenia, was off his meds, will be sent for further evaluation. @boston25— Bob Ward Boston 25 (@Bward3) January 2, 2018
He was found at a nearby Dunkin' Donuts and taken to police headquarters for questioning. He was initially charged with aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery.
A murder charge was added Tuesday.
John Madulka criminal complaint alleges he thought about killing his mother, and stabbed her "to make sure she was dead." @boston25— Bob Ward Boston 25 (@Bward3) January 2, 2018
A clinician said during Madulka's arraignment that he had been diagnosed with a mental illness and had not taken his medication for months. A judge sent him to Bridgewater State Hospital for evaluation.
Madulka's lawyer says his client is "tremendously sick" and "tremendously confused."
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