A judge ruled that a man accused of trying to kill his mother in March isn't competent to stand trial. A community program director will recommend where Chad Elliott, 25, should be placed for psychiatric counseling.
Lodi officers arrested Elliott on March 16 after he was accused of stabbing his mother, Pamela Swift, twice with a steak knife on the 300 block of West Locus Street, according to a police report.
Swift was hospitalized but released the following day.
Elliott, who faces a charge of attempted murder, was booked into San Joaquin County Jail, where he is currently being held.
San Joaquin County Mental Hospital will submit an evaluation report prior to the next hearing, scheduled for May 2 at San Joaquin County Superior Court.