By Australian Associated Press
Published: 05:31 BST, 15 October 2020 | Updated: 05:32 BST, 15 October 2020
A man who fatally stabbed his father to death has been found not guilty of murder due to mental illness and will be detained in a mental health facility.
James Patrick Graf pleaded not guilty to murdering Lance Graf, 59, in August 2018 at their home in Gol Gol, a town in southern NSW near the Victorian border.
The now 28-year-old, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was 19, had stopped taking his antipsychotic medication about a month before he stabbed his father to death.
James Patrick Graf pleaded not guilty to stabbing his father Lance Graf, 59, to death in August 2018 (stock)
Graf stabbed his dad Lance Graf, 59, at their home in Gol Gol (pictured), a town in southern NSW near the Victorian border
In the NSW Supreme Court on Thursday, Acting Justice Peter Hidden found Graf not guilty of murder by reason of mental illness.
Graf had called triple zero after the attack, initially reporting that unknown persons had stabbed his father.
Police found him dead on the dining room floor with numerous wounds to his neck and extensive