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Court: Convicted cop-killer to stay committed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted of killing two Wisconsin police officers several decades ago has once again been denied release from a mental institution.

Alan Adin Randall pleaded insanity to killing the officers at age 16 during a burglary in the mid-1970s. He was committed to a mental hospital with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia.

He filed three requests for conditional release in the 1990s. All were denied on the basis that he was still considered a danger to himself or others.

Randall tried again in 2008, repeating his claims that he was not currently mentally ill and could be released with certain conditions.

A trial court denied that petition. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals upheld the denial Tuesday.

A message left with Randall’s attorney was not immediately returned.

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