STEVENS POINT, WI (WTAQ) - A jury in Stevens Point will decide whether a man found insane when killing his grandfather a quarter century ago should be released from a mental institution.
Online court records show that Steven Feck's case will be considered by a six-person jury on Thursday.
The 50-year-old Feck was found not guilty by insanity, after he stabbed his 76-year-old grandfather Elton Favell to death with a pair of scissors at the victim's mobile home in Stevens Point in 1989.
Feck is seeking a release from the Winnebago Mental Health Institute under a law that was in effect at the time. It allowed juries to decide whether committed suspects can get community treatment instead of being institutionalized.
Under the current law, judges now make those decisions. Prosecutors say Feck is still likely to re-offend. They say the risk is too high to grant his release.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)