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Petition filed to prevent release of convicted Halloween murderer

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Friday the Wisconsin Department of Justice has filed a petition to prevent the release of the convicted Halloween killer, Gerald Turner.

Turner was convicted on February 4, 1975 in Fond du Lac County for one count of Sexual Morality, one count of Indecent Liberties with a Child Under Age 16 years, one count of Abnormal Sexual Perversion, and one county of Second Degree Murder. He was sentenced to 38 years in the Wisconsin State Prisons system.

Turner was released in 1992 on intensive high risk community supervision, but returned to prison that same year after a court decision challenging his time served. He was again released in 1998, but had is parol revoked and returned back to prison in 2003 for excessive use of pornography while on community supervision and theft of cables services.

Turner was scheduled to be released from prison February 1. The petition argues Turner is a sexually violent person and is eligible for commitment under Wisconsin statutes, Turner will be detained until a probable cause hearing which would be in the Fond du Lac County Circuit Court.

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