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Dylan Fan Allowed Out of Prison for Concert

April 22, 1992

HOBART, Australia (AP) _ A man who trampled his mother to death to the Bob Dylan song ″One More Cup of Coffee for the Road″ was let out of prison for a night to see his idol perform.

Allowing Richard Dickinson to attend Saturday’s concert was the idea of his doctors, who said he was responding well to treatment for his schizophrenia, Corrective Services Division Manager Ben Marris said Wednesday.

Dickinson, 25, was found not guilty by reason of insanity after he killed his 59-year-old mother five years ago when she complained because he was playing Dylan’s album ″Desire″ at 4 a.m.

He told police at the time he thought his mother was an evil character from the album and that the music had given him the strength to kill her. He sprinkled instant coffee over her body afterward.

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