A Lodi man who police say tried to kill his mother with a steak knife is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he's competent to stand trial.
Chad Elliott, 24, appeared March 19 in San Joaquin County Superior Court on one count of premeditated attempted murder, as well as three other felony charges. Elliott's public defense attorney, Ellen Schwarzenberg, asked that Elliott be evaluated because she did not believe he could assist in his own defense.
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