MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- He was found guilty due to mental disease when he killed a teen and cut up her body more than a decade ago. Now, 38-year-old Keith Addy wants back into society.
On Friday, February 20th, Addy joined a Milwaukee County court hearing from the Mendota Mental Health Institute -- his choice. But he is hoping to leave the facility on conditional release -- and possibly move to Madison.
Addy murdered 19-year-old Anna Marie Lewandowski and dismembered her body in 2003. He put the body parts in several trash bags in a dumpster behind his West Allis apartment.
Now more than ten years later, Addy wants out of the mental health facility -- and Dr. Robert Rawski agrees that he should be released.
"From a psychiatric standpoint, this is a very easy case to treat. And I'm not terribly frightened by the original crime," said Rawski. "It's very important to know that he has a very serious illness with very severe consequences if not treated. But his illness fortunately is rather easy to treat."
But just as adamant is the doctor who says Addy should stay put -- even though Addy is doing quite well at Mendota.
"With Mr. Addy, there are a number of historical factors that raise his risk for potential re-offense," said Dr. Brooke Lundbohn. "Those include his prior history of violence, his history of non-violent offenses, which would include the sexual assaults."
Dr. Lundbohn says Addy's early employment and relationship instability as well as his mental illness played a role in her assessment that Addy should not be granted the conditional release.
We are awaiting the judge's ruling on Addy's request.