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Shawano man sentenced to life in mental institution


SHAWANO (WKOW) -- A Shawano County judge sentenced 21-year-old Joshua Johnson, accused of killing his father, to life in a mental institution Thursday.

The court accepted Johnson's not guilty by reason of mental disease in October. Authorities say Johnson shot, stabbed and beat his 53-year-old father, Donald Johnson, in February.

The defense called doctors to testify that Johnson suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. His placement at a mental facility is still being worked out, according to the district attorney.


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