A 27-year-old man is in custody on Friday after allegedly stabbing his mother repeatedly when she offered to make him a sandwich.
Alexander Georg of suburban Naperville, Illinois, is charged with the attempted murder of his mother, whose "bone-chilling screams" alerted the neighbors to the crime. She is being treated for stab wounds and other injuries at Edward Hospital, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The victim had just picked up her son from Edward Hospital's Linden Oaks behavioral health facility in Naperville, where he had been checked in following a domestic incident at the home. Prosecutors wouldn't describe why he was hospitalized, the Chicago Tribune writes, and there's no court record of the incident.
Shortly after arriving home, Georg's mother offered him a sandwich. At that point, according to investigators, he knocked her down and began slamming her head into the ground. He then stabbed her in the chest and neck so brutally that the butcher knife snapped at the handle, the suburban Daily Herald reports.
When police arrived, the woman was bleeding profusely, and the blade of the knife was lying in a pool of blood. Georg was standing in the driveway outside the home, and he gave himself up without resisting.
Georg's bail was set at $1.5 million, according to WGN.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that Georg had been hospitalized at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, not Linden Oaks.