Perth matricide accused may face trial

AAP

A man accused of murdering his 81-year-old mother intends to plead not guilty on the basis he was of unsound mind, a Perth court has heard.

Barbara Chokolich was found critically injured at her Balga home and pronounced dead at the scene in October last year.

Steven John Chokolich appeared in the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court via video link from a psychiatric facility on Wednesday and will have his case committed to the Supreme Court for a trial if he is deemed fit to plea.