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Judge: Nebraska man accuse of killing wife still a danger

July 13, 2019

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge has found that a South Sioux City man acquitted by reason of insanity of killing his wife continues to need psychiatric treatment.

The Sioux City Journal reports that a judge on Friday relied on a psychologist’s report filed in June saying 42-year-old Bei Sheng Chen will remain a danger for the foreseeable future and needs continued treatment at the Lincoln Regional Center.

Authorities say Chen shot 33-year-old Mei Huang on Sept. 6, 2017, in the parking lot of the South Sioux City police station. She died hours later at a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital.

Chen was found not responsible by reason of insanity and acquitted in May 2018 of first-degree murder and other counts. Evidence showed that Chen was having delusions that his wife was the devil and was going to harm him when he shot her.


This story has been corrected to show that a Nebraska judge made the ruling, not an Iowa judge.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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