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Jury to hear testimony in serial killer's release petition

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Dunn County (WQOW) - A jury started hearing testimony Thursday in Dunn County on whether a convicted serial killer should be released.

The trial began on Alvin Taylor's petition to get out of a state mental institution.

In the late 1980s he admitted to killing four people. Three victims were from Menomonie and Eau Claire. Taylor told police he was a 'soldier of God' and committed the murders after receiving messages on the radio and TV.   

His victims were: Robert Williams and James Severson, both of Eau Claire; Timothy Hayden of Menomonie and Daniel Lundgren of West Bend.

Dunn County District Attorney James Peterson is opposing Taylor's release. He says there is no cure for Taylor's mental condition.

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