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Westlake man pleads not guilty by reason of insanity in parents' stabbing

Robert Jaworski (Source: Westlake Police) Robert Jaworski (Source: Westlake Police)

A Westlake man accused of stabbing his parents last August has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. 

Judge Hollie Gallagher made two findings in court on Thursday: Robert Jaworski committed the actions alleged in the indictment and he was unable to understand the wrongfulness of what he did.

As a result, he was allowed to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

A commitment hearing is set for July 23.

On Aug. 18, 2014, Westlake Police received a hang-up 911 call around 10:20 p.m. from Southbridge Drive. A callback by dispatch revealed that 58-year-old Kim Jaworski and his 56-year-old wife, Carol, had been stabbed. They said their 22-year-old son, Robert, did it.

Investigators say Robert moved back into his parents' home after being kicked out several times while he was going in and out of metal health treatment centers.

Police believe after Robert stabbed his parents, he fled and tossed the knife. North Olmsted, Rocky River, and Bay Village police departments assisted in the search for Robert, which ended with his arrest about an hour later. 

Both were hospitalized with serious injuries, but were released within a couple months of the incident. 

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