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Associated Press , Published September 26 2013

Texas man who killed fellow oil worker released

MINOT, N.D. — A Texas man who stabbed to death a fellow oil field worker in a Minot hotel has been released from the State Hospital in Jamestown.

KXMC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/18suYW9 ) 35-year-old Charles Davis acknowledged killing 48-year-old Donald Flowers, also of Texas, in a conference room at the Candlewood Suites in March 2011.

Davis avoided jail by being found not guilty by lack of criminal responsibility due to mental illness. He was sent to the State Hospital for treatment of schizophrenia.

In District Court in Minot Thursday, Judge William McLees signed a conditional release order that allows Davis to live outside of the State Hospital while he continues his full-time job in Jamestown.

The release requires regular treatment and drug testing, and prevents Davis from leaving North Dakota without permission.

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Information from: KXMC-TV, http://www.kxnet.com


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