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Judge: Wisconsin Dells man to get his own mental health treatment

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI (WTAQ) - A man convicted of causing a traffic death near Wisconsin Dells will keep living with his mother and get his own mental health treatment.

28-year-old Casey Wright of the Dells was found not guilty by insanity to a negligent homicide charge in an August 2012 crash that killed 22-year-old Lisa Mikec.

The victim's family was upset with the state's recommendation to place Wright in a community setting for treatment, instead of the normal institutionalization.

Sauk County Circuit Judge Patrick Taggart said he did not have much choice other than to follow a case manager's suggestions. Taggart said the state apparently believes that somebody "dropped the ball" in getting treatment for Wright -- and he found it hard to disagree.

Wright said he was trying to escape demons when he slammed into Mikec's oncoming vehicle.

Taggart ordered Wright to submit to random drug tests, and take his medication and psychotherapy. If he doesn't, the judge promises tougher action.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)