Wis. Man Who Killed Wife, 2 Kids Is Released

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A paranoid schizophrenic who stabbed his wife and two children to death 24-years-ago in Milwaukee has been released again.

Keith Kalota was confined to Mendota Mental Health Institute from 1987 to 2003, when he was granted conditional release. But he was returned in September when he was accused of violating the terms of his conditional release in an incident involving a woman.

His attorney Robin Shellow tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that a Milwaukee County judge approved his conditional release Friday and ordered the 52-year-old to have no contact with that woman.

In 1987, Kalota killed his 28-year-old wife, his 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son before stabbing himself in the leg. He said God told him to do it.

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  • OK

    Ahh, is that safe?

  • Lonnie

    I think it sad and wrong that a person can commit muder of 3 people and not spend the rest of their life behind bars. If this person is well enough, mentally, to be released from mental hospital, then he should spend rest of his life in a correctional facility.

  • Jimmy

    Ummm, I know this guy in texas that spent over 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Something is most definently wrong with our justice system. Sometimes I wonder if im really in America or some communist backed country.

    • Wilbur

      With the countries that were labeled as communism were more like totalitarian states. Both guys might not have been in prison long, nor would they be enjoying life. The profile of miscarriage of justice victims trends the be the poor and disadvantaged. In a true communist country all are equal. With Wisconsin trying to lower costs at all costs, people will be free from prisons, psychiatric facilities and the like. Get used to it for three more years.

      • what

        what happens in 3 more years ?

    • John

      You don’t live in America, you live ONLY in The United State of America…if this guy did this in Central America countries…I assure you the victims’ family would have killed him long time ago.

  • Patrick Shull

    Wow I guess the DA must also be on strike in WI, to allow someone who is psychologically insane loose onto the streets after killing 3 people.

    If he didn’t commit the crimes then fine, but they didn’t say they don’t have any evidence to show that he didn’t do it, but proof he did do it. Or am I completely reading all of this wrong? Well its another day in Mister Rodger’s neighborhood and its safe to keep your doors unlocked because WI thinks that murderers are not guilty. Well on the bright side for WI tax payers you don’t have to pay for this guys jail time, that should save a few hundred dollars.

  • Bob


    And you’re comment actually reflects on this issue? Wrongly imprisoned? What exactly does you’re comment have to do with this particular issue? What planet do you live on?

  • Kevin

    He should go protest in Madison with the rest of the freakin INSANE…..

  • Allah

    Did I misunderstand the article? I though it said its open hunting season on piles of garbage in WI…….was I wrong?

  • DH

    To the judge who released him, seeing he is not a threat on the streets, let him live under your roof. Are you nuts ???

  • WI has lost it

    Someone truly needs to do the job that a failing system cannot seem to do.
    Boys and girls above – why do you turn this into a political blame game?
    It’s a judicial issue, within the scope of discretion of the judge. I think we nearly all agreed it was wrong and friggen outragous to allow him out.
    That said – many of the off the wall Madison comments and union comments make me realize just what a dysfunctional mess the whole state is. Party affiliation aside at that. True kooks abound

  • mark from mntaxwaste.com

    ACLU defending evil from 1930 on.

    • MarkDoesntExist

      LOL…there is no such thing as “mntaxwaste.com”….Ever try going to that site? There is no site!!! The guy is a fraud and dillusional. Mark should be in the institution with this guy….or atleast with Denny Hecker…both are huge FRAUDS!!

    • Todd W. Olson

      The Tea Party is always quick to throw away your rights, all the while proclaiming their devotion to the Constitution. Of course, the ACLU had nothing to do with this, but since when was mark’s commentary relevant or well-considered?

  • Steve


  • Jeff Jensen

    and yet another good reason to run Obuma out of office…all because of his policies. Damn liberal kooks.

    • val

      your comment doesn’t even make any sense. A judge decided to release this guy (sounds like the judge is also insane). I have no idea if the judge is republican or democrat, but he needs to be voted out.

  • Mr.Yo-johnson

    Thank the wonderful Republicans of Wisconsin!!! Just like the wonderful Republicans of Florida for setting Casey Anthony free, they all need raises!!!! Go Republicans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bachman/Palin 2012!!!!!!!!

    • goodguy

      your comment doesn’t even make any sense. A judge decided to release this guy (sounds like the judge is also insane). I have no idea if the judge is republican or democrat, but he needs to be voted out.

  • Jackie Du Charme

    What is the matter with the Judge? This person needs to stay in prison or the mental health facility. If he is guilty of the crime then he must stay behind bars or institutions.

  • grizzlyman

    Soon coming to a neighborhood near you!

  • Deep Thinker

    Only in Wisconsin….

  • Michele

    WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! This is NOT just happening in Wisconsin or Texas it’s happening all over! Why because all the states don’t have the funds necessary to keep these people in institutions where they belong. Remember the old Anoka state hospital, or Glenwood Hills, I don’t remember which governor or president it was that shut down these facilities because they were called “wrong” and yes there was some very horrible abuse of patients at these hospitals but unless and until we as a society start demanding something be done for the very mentally ill and dangerous be prepared to hear more of this and to encounter these people on the streets!

  • Tom Bright

    Note to copy editor: Please-don’t-hyphenate-everything. It may be a 24-year-ago incident, but it happened simply 24 years ago.

    Linking words together with hyphens allows us to use them as a kind of clustered adjective modifying a noun, which is perfectly all right.

    But if you’re not using a complicated quasi-adjectival assemblage, HOLD THE HYPHENS.

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