Court to monitor Ohio man in beheading case - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Court to monitor Ohio man in beheading case

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio judge has refused to release from court supervision a man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1990 decapitation of his wife. Butler County Common Pleas Court Judge Andrew Nastoff on Friday ordered Raymond Tanner to continue to check in with a mental health professional, though on a reduced schedule.

Nastoff says statistics show that 24 percent of people who commit a violent act will commit another violent act within 10 years.

Tanner was found criminally insane and to have been suffering from acute schizophrenia when police said he sawed off his wife's head at their Fairfield home. Doctors say Tanner was suffering extreme grief over the death of his 5-month-old daughter from sudden infant death syndrome.

He was released from a mental health facility in 1996.


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