Geyser V. United States
Arts and Sciences
Morgan Geyser was sentenced to 40 years in a psychiatric hospital after her and her friend both 12 years old at the time attempted to murder their friend in the woods by stabbing her. Geyser pleaded guilty to attempted first degree intentional homicide in a deal for the prosecution to not seek a prison sentence. It has been stated that Ms. Geyser is delusional as a result of schizophrenia and psychotic spectrum disorder which was also argued in the case for whether the facility in which she would be admitted be less restrictive or more restrictive depending on the prevalence of her disorders and her likelihood to do harm. Her release can be petitioned as soon as six months. As in Wisconsin the law allows for an individual in a psychiatric facility to be released early with continued compliance.
Abayay, Allison, "Geyser V. United States" (2018). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 674.