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Man who killed two police officers in 1975, to be released from mental institute

SUMMIT, WI (WTAQ) - After 38 years in a mental institution for killing two police officers, Alan Randall will be freed by the end of the month. 

A judge signed an agreement Friday to let the 55-year-old Randall be released by September 30th. 

The state says it has arranged suitable housing for Randall. 

We don't know where it is, but we do know it's not in Waukesha County -- where he gunned down Summit police officers Rocky Atkins and Wayne Olson in 1975 when he was 16. 

A jury ruled Randall innocent by insanity -- but a number of years later, doctors found that he didn't have a mental illness. 

The State Supreme Court said almost 15 years ago that he could still be institutionalized, since he was considered a threat to others at that time. In recent years, Randall was given the rare privilege of working outside the institution at an art gallery. 

It's been noted that if Randall had been found insane, he could have served a lot less time in prison.  Officials say that with his good behavior, he could have been freed as early as 1992 under the parole rules in effect at that time. 

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