BANGOR, Maine — The Virginia woman accused of stabbing two strangers in the Bangor Mall in June was scheduled to enter a guilty plea on Monday but her case was continued by the judge.

Justice William Anderson said he was continuing the case due to reasons discussed in his chambers between Assistant District Attorney Alice Clifford and defense attorney Aaron Frey, and to ensure “further evaluation is conducted.” No new date was set.

Elizabeth Ellis, 34, of Alexandria, Virginia, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault for the stabbings that left two other women with single stab wounds to the back of their shoulders. Ellis did not know the other women.

After the stabbings, Ellis drove to Farmington and later turned herself into Farmington police, telling investigating officers that the attacks were “unprovoked ’cause I am not well,” according to the court affidavit.

Ellis approached the two strangers from behind and attacked them, police said. One victim was stabbed about 11:35 a.m., June 2 in the American Eagle store near the entrance, and the other victim was stabbed from behind at about 11:58 a.m. in the restroom at J.C. Penney, according to police.

Both women were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where they were treated and then released, according to a previously published report.

Ellis’s bail was set at $35,000 during her June arraignment, and she has been unable to make bail. Ellis has been in the custody of the Penobscot County Jail and at times was boarded at the Washington County Jail in Machias. She was in the Bangor jail on Monday, according to a jail official, but she was not in court at the Penobscot Judicial Center since the case was continued.

If convicted, Ellis faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000 on each criminal count.

Anderson said the plea would be rescheduled, but a date had not been set.

“We’ll come up with another date to do this,” the judge said.