SALLISAW — An Oklahoma man committed to a psychiatric hospital for an eastern Oklahoma shooting rampage that left two dead and eight others wounded is asking a judge to release him from the facility.
The state Forensic Review Board has recommended that 29-year-old Daniel Hawke Fears be released from a psychiatric facility in Vinita and receive outpatient treatment.
A jury convicted Fears in 2004 of two counts of first-degree murder, five counts of drive-by shooting and eight counts of shooting with intent to kill. The Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals later overturned those convictions, finding that Fears was not guilty by reason of insanity.
A local newspaper reports that Fears is due in court Thursday in Sequoyah County. Prosecutors have objected to the recommendation that Fears be released.