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Bartlett man discovered responsible however mentally unwell in homicide of his mom

Edward Mitzelfeld

A Bartlett man who stabbed his aged mom to demise in 2019 was discovered responsible however mentally unwell of first-degree homicide on Friday.

Edward Mitzelfeld, 69, knew what he was doing was fallacious when he stabbed 93-year-old Frances Kelly within the kitchen of the house the Bartlett residence they shared, DuPage County Decide Daniel Guerin dominated.

His protection attorneys had argued Mitzelfeld needs to be discovered not responsible by motive of madness. They stated he was insane on the time of the assault on Might 29, 2019, and lacked substantial capability to understand the criminality of his conduct.

Guerin stated their proof was inadequate.

Guerin agreed that Mitzelfeld was mentally unwell on the time. Specialists for the protection and the prosecution testified he had both schizophrenia or schizoaffective dysfunction with bipolar tendencies. Mitzelfeld was identified 30 years in the past.

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Mitzelfeld didn’t testify, however throughout the trial, movies of interviews by police and a protection professional had been performed. In these movies, Mitzelfeld spoke of his mom sending headache-inducing “energy surges” into his head, and that she had promised to cease doing so, however reneged on the promise.

Prosecutors alleged that Kelly was affected by dementia, and had turn out to be more and more troublesome with whom to reside. “He had motive. He was sick of his mother, sick of her naggings, uninterested in her feedback, uninterested in her busting his balls,” Assistant State’s Legal professional Alyssa Rabulinski stated throughout opening arguments.

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Within the days main as much as the killings, Mitzelfeld stated, individuals unknown had taken over his automotive and brought about him to crash at greater than 100 mph close to Regular. He had additionally heard voices telling him to make fallacious turns whereas strolling residence from a sandwich store.

A number of days earlier than the killing, he visited the Bartlett Police Division to report there have been spirits in his automotive due to a curse his mom had placed on him within the Sixties.

A protection psychiatrist testified Mitzelfeld was out and in of psychosis the day of the homicide, however Guerin stated the psychiatrist appeared to be attempting to “shoehorn” that in. Guerin additionally stated that when interviewed after the homicide, Mitzelfeld made “fairly direct” statements acknowledging he knew killing somebody was fallacious.

Mitzelfeld may be sentenced to twenty to 60 years in jail. His subsequent courtroom date is Might 10.

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