Jury: Killer to remain in mental hospital
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – A Portage County jury has decided that a man who killed his grandfather with scissors 25 years ago will remain in a mental hospital. According to online court records, the six-member jury deliberated about an hour Thursday before finding that Steven Feck, now 50, remains a danger to society and could not be treated in a community setting. WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1n3wyX8) reports the decision followed a morning of testimony from doctors who have evaluated Feck. Feck was found not guilty by reason of mental illness in the fatal stabbing of 76-year-old Elton Favell in 1989. Before the law changed in 1990, those committed could ask for a jury trial to determine whether they could be treated in the community. Today, judges alone make those decisions.
Information from: WAOW-TV, http://www.waow.com
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