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UPDATE: Shawano Co. man will learn fate in killing of father

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SHAWANO COUNTY (WAOW) -

Today, a Shawano County man will learn his fate in the killing of his father. In February, Joshua Johnson, 21, was charged with 1st degree intentional homicide after he admitted to killing his father, Donald Johnson, in their home.

In October, the court ruled Johnson would not be criminally charged for the crime because of mental illness. A judge ruled that Johnson is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.

Today, a judge will decide his sentence.

Previously, District Attorney Greg Parker said that they will argue for Johnson to be placed in a mental institution, and remain there for the rest of his life. Johnson's defense attorney said he believes Johnson can be a good citizen in the community, after proper treatment.

Johnson has been held in the Shawano County since February.

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