The trial for James Arthur Zito, a 22-year-old Millersville man who allegedly stabbed his mother in July 2012 and then fled the home, has been rescheduled for March 14.
Zito's criminal trial in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in Annapolis was originally scheduled to take place on Jan. 22. It was postponed when the defense attorney filed a motion indicating Zito had mental health issues.
"The case postponed because the defense attorney filed a NCR," state attorney's office spokeswoman Kristin Fleckenstein told Patch in January. "That is basically a motion that the defense attorney files where he is trying to say to the court, 'My client has mental health issues and is not criminally responsible for this case.'"
Zito faces charges of first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment, arson threat and having a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure.
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