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Brenda Thiel awarded release from psychiatric facility


OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - A mom who killed her son, but was found not guilty by reason of mental disease, will be released from a state psychiatric facility.

Brenda Thiel was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide for the death of her 2-year-old son at their Neenah home back in 2008. Thiel said voices told her to kill the boy.

After testimony on her psychiatric condition, Judge Scott Woldt entered the not guilty by mental disease ruling - citing that she couldn't differentiate between right and wrong. 

According to online court records, she recently petitioned for supervised release, which was granted Wednesday by Woldt. One of the standards for release is that she is no longer considered a threat to herself or others