Jackson County man institutionalized after killing his father files petition for release
29-year-old Lars Helgeson pled not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to the 2013
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WKBT)- The Jackson County man institutionalized after killing his father wants to be released.
29-year-old Lars Helgeson pled not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to the 2013 fatal shooting of his father Brian. He was committed to Mendota Mental Health Institute.
In September of this year, Helgeson filed for conditional release. The doctor who examined Helgeson’s medical record and interviewed him via zoom for one hour told the court he believes it is safe to release Helgeson. “It was my opinion with a reasonable amount of certainty that Mr. Helgeson does not pose a substantial risk of harm to himself, others, or property damage if afforded conditional release,” explains Dr. Criag Schoenecker.
The judge did not rule on Helgeson’s request. The prosecutor wants a police investigator and witness to take the stand. The court hasn’t set a date for their testimony.
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