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Press Release

The following taken from the Daily Record at DailyRecord.com

Judge: Killer must remain in locked ward

BY PEGGY WRIGHT • DAILY RECORD • January 8, 2009

 A 66-year-old man who was found to be insane when he beat his roommate and the victim’s 4-year-old son to death in Morris Plains in 1974 must continue to be closely monitored in a locked ward at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, a judge ruled Thursday.

Superior Court Judge Salem Vincent Ahto, sitting in Morristown, reviewed the progress of killer William Douglas Enman and determined that he continues to suffer from a major mental illness, primarily schizophrenia, but refuses to be medicated and believes he is emotionally healthy.

“He does not believe he has a mental illness,” Ahto said of Enman, who used a billy club in 1974 to bludgeon roommate Peter LeSueur, 27, and LeSueur’s 4-year-old son, Eric, while they slept.

By law, a person who is found not guilty by reason of insanity of a crime and is institutionalized must be periodically reviewed by a judge who hears psychiatric testimony about his or her progress and whether the person poses a danger to himself or others. Ahto heard Thursday from Ancora forensic psychiatrist Dr. Babatunde Adetunji, who said that Enman is resistant to psychotropic medications.

 

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