Report: Accused killer says he was possessed by Satan

April 2, 2012 3:31:46 AM PDT
A son charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his mother said he was possessed by Satan.

Joseph Nerone, 54, was arrested Friday.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Nerone's attorney from the public defender's office said he has mental health issues.

A judge ordered a psychological evaluation.

Elaine Nerone, 84, was found dead Friday in the Northwest Side home she shared with her son.

Last April, Joseph Nerone was convicted of battery after attacking a neighbor.