Portage County Man Convicted of Killing Grandfather to Stay Institutionalized

A jury of two men and four women needed less than an hour of deliberation Thursday (5/1/14) to rule that 50-year-old Steven Feck should stay in an institution.

The Portage County man was found guilty, but not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to stabbing his grandfather to death with a scissors in 1989.

Feck was asking to be released from the institution, claiming he was no longer a threat.

Prosecutors called one doctor to the stand. Feck also testified.

Portage County ADA Veronica Isherwood tells NewsChannel 7 Feck testified he could tell his grandfather wanted to die based on the look in his eyes. He also said he would not take his medication if he was released.

Feck can ask for another trial in 6-months.

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