A man charged in June with attempted homicide after police said he stabbed a woman who rebuffed his marriage proposals is unlikely to regain competency to stand trial and will indefinitely remain under state control for care and treatment, court authorities said.
Tong V. Lor, 70, of Madison, suffers from a condition that makes it unlikely that medication will help him regain competency to assist in his defense, according to the reports of doctors briefly discussed at a court hearing on Friday before Circuit Judge Peter Anderson.
Anderson said the condition that afflicts Lor appears to be “physiological as opposed to mood-derived.” He suspended the case against Lor.
Dane County Assistant Corporation Counsel Susan Rauti said at the hearing that the county intends to seek a mental commitment order for Lor.
Lor was arrested June 6 and later charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide after police said he stabbed a woman four times on the grounds of Mendota Mental Health Institute, where they had been at Kajsiab House, a program for Hmong elders and their families.
A criminal complaint states that Lor told the woman, “I’m going to kill you,” while another court document states that he had repeatedly asked the woman to marry him and was turned down.
In August, Anderson found Lor incompetent to stand trial and ordered him to receive mental health treatment until he regained competency.