Judge observes, approves Lars Helgeson’s plan for release to live in Juneau County
By WEAU Staff
Published: May. 23, 2023 at 1:15 PM CDT
JACKSON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - A Jackson County man who was found not competent for killing his father nearly ten years ago will be released to live in Juneau County.
Lars Helgeson, who’s now 29, admitted to killing his father Brian Helgeson at a family farm in Hixton in 2013. In 2017, he was found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect and was committed for life to custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Tuesday, Judge Goodman adopted a plan for Helgeson’s release which includes placement in Juneau County. The plan also includes a provision prohibiting contact with victims and their families without their consent.
On Tuesday, Jackson County District Attorney, Emily Hynek, released a statement.