Man who killed police officers wins release

CREATED Apr 27, 2013

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WAUKESHA, Wis. - It's been nearly 40 years since Alan Randall went to prison for murdering two Summit police officers.  Now, a Waukesha county jury says he's served his time, and should be released from the mental health facility where he's been living.

Randall was just 16 when he robbed the Summitt police station and shot to death Officers Robert Atkins and Wayne Olson. 

Randall was found not guilty, by reason of a mental disease or defect and committed to the Mendota Mental Health Institute, and then spent the next 40 years trying to convince the state to release him.  That wish, now granted. 

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the victims' families are upset he'll be released.