ST. PAUL,Minn.(AP) — Relatives of a man sent to a secure psychiatric hospital after killing his parents 14 years ago in Carver County will argue against his release.
Happ’s brother, Dave, witnessed his parents’ death in 1999 at their home in Waconia. Richard and Angela Happ were killed with a butcher knife.
The Star Tribune says Dave Happ and his cousin Dean Stuewe will try to convince a panel of three Dakota County District Court judges Friday that Richard Happ isn’t ready for release. They have the support of the Carver County attorney’s office. A psychologist representing the county says Happ isn’t free of symptoms from his mental illness.