No criminal charges to be filed in death of mental health patient

Winnebago Mental Health Institute is seen, May 14, 2018. (WLUK/Mike Moon)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a Winnebago Mental Health Institution patient.

Investigators say on Oct. 15, 2017, a 58-year-old patient of Racine County man had purposely fallen and was taken to the hospital more than 14 hours later.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital weeks later on Nov. 1, 2017.

Winnebago County Assistant District Attorney Eric Sparr released his findings Wednesday afternoon.


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