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Court releases written decision in Tang case

Judge Bruce R. Henry released a written decision in the case of Anna L. Tang, the former Wellesley student who stabbed MIT student Wolfe B. Styke G, then a sophomore, in October 2007.

The four-page decision was dated Tuesday but docketed and released yesterday. The actual decision was made on Monday, Feb. 7.

Judge Henry found Tang not guilty by reason of mental illness in December, and this week’s decision dismissed the Commonwealth’s request to commit Tang to a mental health facility.

The Commonwealth failed to prove that Tang would be a serious risk of harm to herself or others if released.

A copy of the decision is available at http://tech.mit.edu/V131/N4/annatang/tangdecision.
pdf.

—John A. Hawkinson