Jury finds convicted murderer and rapist no longer sexually violent

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - A jury has agreed an Augusta man convicted of raping and killing a UW-Eau Claire student is no longer sexually violent.

On Friday, five out of six jurors conceded that 63-year-old Jeffery Smith is no longer sexually violent.

Smith will be released from supervision in ten days once the Department of Human Services is notified.

During the three day trial doctors testified smith has been "exceptional" while under supervised release.

The state has previously argued that smith is still at-risk for re-offending.

Susan Farhman’s brother Greg said the past 30 years have been a journey of healing and he’s grateful to the jury for their input and decision.

"They did an excellent job. I give them a lot of credit. It’s hard to take 14 years of data and information from specialists and experts and transpose that onto success in the future and the real world,” said Farhman.

Smith will still be registered as a sex offender and will have lifetime GPS monitoring.