Superior Court Judge Roland Fasano granted a continuance today in the case of Neil Amendola, accused of another Branford resident in March.
Amendola’s attorney, Michael Dolan, said the continuance until Oct. 25 was granted at his request, although he did not give further details.
Amendola is charged with assault in the first degree for allegedly attacking and beating William Stewart with a baseball bat.
Stewart, a former police officer who is married to a friend and former teacher colleague of Amendola’s mother, had gone to Amendola’s house to repair at damaged garage door.
Police said Amendola, who has been treated in the past for mental illness, did not give any reason for the attack.
In April, to assist in his own defense, but after treatment and evaluation for two months at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, Judge Fasano reverse that ruling and declared him competent to stand trial.
Doctors at the hospital determined that Amendola was not psychotic and was able to understand trial proceedings.
When he appeared in court in June, Amendola said he was being monitored by the FBI and the CIA and also that he was worried he might be transformed into a woman.
But Assistant State’s Attorney Maxine Wilensky accused Amendola of "acting crazy" to avoid punishment.
Amendola's court date for was continued until September and will now again be moved to October.