Man Who Shot Up Wichita Fitness Center Moved

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity after a shooting at a Wichita fitness center will be moved to a residential care home.

A Sedgwick County judge ruled Thursday that 53-year-old Gary Cox is still mentally ill but is stable enough to be moved from a state hospital to a care home near Fredonia.

The Wichita Eagle reports Sedgwick County prosecutors did not oppose the move.

Cox opened fire on a group of men at a Nautilus Fitness Center in February 1987, killing 18-year-old Michael Turnbull. He was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic after he said was hallucinating before the attack. After being found not guilty by reason of insanity, he was committed to Larned State Hospital in 1987 and transferred to Osawatomie in September 1994.

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