- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) - A mentally ill Vermont man who seriously injured a propane deliveryman four years ago has changed his name and wants to be released from the secure mental health facility he’s lived at since 2013.

The Caledonian Record reports (https://bit.ly/1iL6eRM ) the Department of Mental Health wants to discharge Evan Rapoza from the Middlesex facility and transfer him to an unlocked mental health center in Williamstown. There will be a hearing on the request Friday.

Rapoza was 21 when he attacked 52-year-old Mike Kuligoski with a wrench in 2011. Kuligoski was hospitalized for more than a year and suffered permanent injuries in the assault.

Rapoza has been at the Middlesex Therapeutic Community Residence since he walked away from a Brattleboro halfway house and tried to check himself into a mental health hospital.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, https://www.caledonianrecord.com

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