By Jim Melwert

YARDLEY, Pa. (CBS) — The Bucks County man who flagged down a car back in December to tell the driver he’d killed his mother is ordered to stand trial on criminal homicide charges. Authorities released more details about what happened inside that Lower Makefield home that day.

Man Charged After Allegedly Telling Passerby He Killed His Mother

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Thirty-one-year old Zachary Cope was arrested on December 8 after he stopped a passing car, wearing only his boxers and one flip-flop. He told the driver he had just killed his mother.

At his preliminary hearing, the detective who interviewed Cope later that day, testified Cope told him he and his mother got in an argument after she told him to put olive oil on a cutting board. The detective says Cope told him he hit her with the cutting board, and then repeatedly over the head with a frying pan, finally stabbing her multiple times.

When asked how many times, the detective says he replied, ‘as many as it took.’

The detective testified Cope told him “Henry Goodman” had been responsible for what happened. Asked him what he meant, he said Goodman was an assassin and it was possible his mother had morphed into Goodman or vice versa.

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Cope is scheduled for a formal arraignment on April 7. His attorney from the public defender’s office declined comment.