ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man accused of attacking his parents with a paring knife and a flashlight is found not guilty because of mental illness.
Michael Bruce Quandt, 46 of Rochester, was arrested in November 2017 and charged with 2nd degree assault, domestic assault, and interrupting a 911 call. Police say his mother and father said they woke up to see Quandt standing over them and that’s when he attacked, leaving them with cuts and slash wounds.
Rochester police say they responded to a 911 call and found Quandt hiding in a closet.
Quandt was found not competent to stand trial in January, but he was then ruled competent in May. A judge has now acquitted him on all charges due to mental illness.
Police say Quandt suffers from mental health issues and has a history of drug abuse.