- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan judge has taken no immediate action on a killer’s request to be released from a psychiatric center after more than 40 years.

Theodore Williams is being held under an old law that allows him to petition the Allegan County court to show he’s not a threat to the public.

In 1967, Williams admitted killing a 7-year-old Grand Rapids girl whose body was found in Allegan County. Investigators said he also confessed to killing a girl in another county.

The Grand Rapids Press (http://bit.ly/1fNFTu8) reports that Williams participated by phone Wednesday while his lawyer and a prosecutor met with Judge Kevin Cronin to discuss future hearings.

Instead of going to prison, Williams was classified as a criminal-sexual psychopath and committed indefinitely to a state hospital.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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