This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
A Cuban man who entered the United States illegally and was convicted of murder for decapitating his girlfriend in 2021 has been found not guilty due to mental illness.
But he's due back in court on Tuesday.
Alexis Saborit, 42, was convicted of premeditated murder in May, but the reversal of his case came abruptly just days ago when Judge Caroline Lennon made the claims about his mental competency.
She cited the opinions of psychologists who said the illegal alien's mental capacity didn't allow him to understand his "actions were morally wrong."
The New York Post reported he slaughtered his girlfriend, America Mafalda Thayer, 55, with a machete in Minneapolis in 2021. There were witnesses to his gruesome attack.
They provided some of the horrific details: that he pulled Thayer's body from a car and then picked up her head by the hair.
She reportedly had told him she wanted to end their relationship.
The premeditation was supported, the report explained, because the indictment confirmed he allegedly told a friend, "I'm going to chop her f***ing head off."
The judge earlier found there was a "deliberate" mental thought process through his actions in using the machete during the assault.
His defense team claimed he was hospitalized in 2013 for delusions, suffered a brain injury in 2017, and then began hallucimating.
Thayer's son, Charles, told a broadcast outlet, "It is tough to understand how somebody can commit cold-blooded murder, plan to do it, tell everyone they’re going to do it, have a motive to do it, and then somehow be considered insane."