SPREE KILLER MICHAEL HAYES Aug 23, 2009 7:59:41 GMT -5
Post by Angela on Aug 23, 2009 7:59:41 GMT -5
I'm sure we all remember the thread with 59 posts in it in the old forum about Michael Hayes from Winston-Salem who went on a killing spree on Old Walkertown Road in 1988, killing 4 people and wounding 5 others claiming that he believed they were demons. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity and has been a patient at Dorothea Dix State Mental Hospital for the criminally insane for 21 years now. I encountered this dangerous cold bloodied killer at the Mordecai House during Halloween week in Raleigh, N.C. in 2007. If you remember I took a couple of photos of him and is wife and 2 children and the Journalist Scott Sexton wrote a lengthy article about my encounter with Michael Hayes in the Winston-Salem paper. Every year he has been brought to court in Winston-Salem to determine if he is well enough to be released from the hospital or still not well enough and therefore re-committed for another year. So far he has been re-committed each time. Unfortunately that may change in a few weeks. He very well may be released from the hospital in about 3 weeks. The Supreme Court has ruled that Michael Hayes is due to be retried on his 2007 hearing because an option for conditional release was not presented at that trial. Only 2 options had been presented...re-committment or un-conditional release. Therefore, the Supreme Court declared that there is no way to know if Michael Hayes might have been released on the conditional release if it had been offered as an opton. Therefore he is eligible for a re-trial on that the week of September 14 of this year which is only 3 and a half weeks from now. He stands a VERY good chance of getting out at that time. SCARY. SCARY.