During a bench trial, Will County Judge Robert Livas said Michael Marzo, 25, was suffering from schizophrenia when he stabbed his mother in the back, according to the Herald-News. Livas said Marzo's delusions that his mother was controlling his mind led to the stabbing, according to the report. Click to read the full article.
Shirley Marzo, 53, was found dead in the bathroom of her home in the 500 block of Nassau Avenue after police responded to a report of a domestic incident on Dec. 2, 2011. Officers discovered Shirley Marzo in the bathroom with apparent stab wounds to her back.
Michael Marzo was taken into custody later that day in Chenoa, Illinois, a town about 85 miles south of Bolingbrook. After undergoing court-ordered psychological evaluations, he was initially deemed unfit to stand trial.
Marzo, who was 23 at the time of the killing, was ruled fit to stand trial in June.
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