A judge has continued the case of a man who stabbed his mother 33 times at his family home in Aberdeen.
Jordan Milne, 26, attacked 59-year-old Carol Milne in Clifton Road in July 2019.
Her body was found by her husband, Norman, who was suffering from a terminal brain tumour and later died.
Earlier this year, Milne, who was initially charged with murder, admitted culpable homicide at the High Court in Glasgow due to diminished responsibility.
But on Wednesday, judge Lord Burns was not able to proceed to sentencing Milne as he continues to be assessed by staff at the State Hospital in Carstairs, South Lanarkshire.
At proceedings earlier this year, the court heard how in the weeks before her death Mrs Milne feared her son’s aggressive behaviour and constant demands for money.
Milne told officers that his mother was overreacting to a minor argument over him drinking the last of the milk.
The court was told Milne and his parents watched a wildlife programme on July 10, 2019.
Mr Milne left his wife and son watching television and went to bed and took a sleeping tablet.
The next morning, he found his wife’s body lying on the floor at the bottom of the bed with a knife next to her.
She had 33 stab wounds and had been scalded with water from a kettle.
When quizzed by police, Milne told them his mother was evil.
Milne was examined by psychiatrists who concluded that he suffered from a “mental disorder that had the effect of diminishing responsibility”.
He will now be sentenced on October 1.