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updated 12:12 PM CDT, Sep 17, 2014

Stanley Ordered to Return to Mental Health Facility

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(5/27/13) He didn't tell the court he had been experiencing violent thoughts, so 57 year old Bryan Stanley has been ordered to return to a Wisconsin mental health facility.

 Stanley was convicted of killing three people at a church in 1985.  A La Crosse County judge ruled Stanley should have reported he had been having the violent thoughts for more than a year, sometimes up to 10 times a day.  Stanley had blamed his triple-murder on schizophrenia.  He had been on conditional release.  His attorney says Stanley reached out for help – and that's why his conditional release was revoked.  Stanley had been found not guilty by reason of mental disease when he shot custodian William Hammes, the Reverence John Rossiter and lay minister Ferdinand Roth Senior to death at a Wisconsin church.

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