The state Appeals Court has ordered the release of a man who killed three people in a Catholic church in western Wisconsin more than two decades ago.
Brian Stanley has been at the Mendota Mental Health Institute since 1985, after he was found guilty of killing a priest and two parishioners in Onalaska. He was found not guilty be reason of mental disease or defect.
Stanley claims he's not dangerous any longer and he has psychiatric testimony to back him up. Doctors say his condition has greatly improved since he began taking a different medication 15 years ago. He's also been taking the medication voluntarily and understands it is needed.
The Appeals Court says there is no clear or convincing evidence to show Stanley remains a danger. The Court ordered the state to set out conditions for his release.