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Stevens Point man found insane in 1990 seeks freedom

A jury will determine if a Stevens Point man who has spent 25 years in a mental hospital for fatally stabbing his grandfather with a scissors gets released back into society.

Steven Feck, now 50, was sent to the Winnebago Mental Health Facility in 1990 after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in his grandfather's death. Elton Favell died at his Stevens Point home in 1989.

People determined to be insane and committed to a mental hospital could request that a jury determine if they could be treated in the community until 1990 when the law was changed giving judges that power.

Because the crime involving Feck happened in 1989, laws on the books at that time still apply, attorneys said.
At Feck's trial, scheduled for May 1, doctors will testify about Feck and whether he is safe to be returned to society.

Feck appeared before a Portage County circuit judge on Friday via video conference. The judge ordered the trial.
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