HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A son accused of attacking his mother with a meat cleaver is scheduled to appear in Henrico court Wednesday morning.
We should learn if 25-year-old Joseph Yates is mentally competent to stand trial.
Police say earlier this summer, Yates attacked his mother's head with a meat cleaver – breaking her skull and almost cutting her fingers off.
The mother barely survived.
Joseph Yates has a history of mental health problems.