Accused Deerfield Stalker Ruled Mentally Unfit for Trial
Lidia Kuzniar, charged in November for stalking Father Michael Pfleger, will get treatment in jail.
The Deerfield woman arrested in November for stalking Father Michael Pfleger was found unfit to stand trial today and transferred to the mental health ward in the Cook County Jail hospital, where she is being held without bond, for inpatient treatment, according to a story on CBS Chicago.
Lidia Kuzniar, 55, of Deerfield was originally arrested Nov. 18 at Pfleger’s St. Sabina Church in Chicago after repeated attempts to have contact with the priest, according to reports on Patch. She has said God wanted her to marry the well known clergyman.
At a hearing Tuesday in Cook County Criminal Court, Judge Matthew Coghlan ruled Kuzniar unfit to stand trial, according to a Chicago Tribune story. That generally means she is unable to understand or participate in the court proceedings.
After earlier attempts to talk to talk to Pfleger and interrupt services and other events at St. Sabina, the priest got a restraining order. After Kuzniar violated the order, she was arrested Nov. 18 on felony counts of stalking and aggravated stalking, according to previous Patch reports. She was ordered held without bail at that time.