COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio judge has ruled that a mentally ill man accused of killing his mother won't be allowed supervised trips away from a state psychiatric hospital.
Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Kim Brown ruled Thursday that Daniel Neeley will be allowed more movement within the institution but won't be allowed to leave the complex.
The 27-year-old Neeley was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the October 2009 shooting death of his mother and the wounding of her sister at his Columbus apartment. He is confined to Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.
Neeley's treatment team recommended that the court grant permission for Neeley to have greater freedom within the facility and eventually supervised outings to stores and such.
His family was split on whether that should happen.