The man accused of trying to kill a 75-year-old Palm Harbor woman was scheduled to appear in court again on Thursday morning but ABC Action News learned that Emanuel Qosaj is currently in the hospital on a 72-hour hold.
Family reportedly took him to the hospital on Tuesday night because he was threatening to kill himself.
The judge in this case scheduled a pretrial hearing for Tuesday, April 25 at 8:45 a.m. after he issued a warrant for the arrest of Qosaj. Once Qosaj is released from the hospital, he will be taken to jail.
The judge told the courtroom "he's likely under the influence of a substance, mental illness or he's just plain evil. Who is in danger if he is out? The answer could be anybody."
The victim, who wishes to keep her identity private, says she was just out walking her dog last week when she was brutally attacked.
Now that victim and her family are fighting to keep her alleged attacker behind bars.