WWMT - wwmt.com - Search Results The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available. Killer in psych center for decades seeks release in Allegan courtALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) - A killer who has been in a psychiatric center for more than 40 years is asking an Allegan County judge to release him. The case of Theodore Williams will be revisited Wednesday in a western Michigan courtroom. He's been held under an old law that allows him to try to show he's not a threat to the public and should be freed. In 1967, Williams admitted killing a 7-year-old Grand Rapids girl whose body was found in Allegan County. Police said he also confessed to killing a girl in another county. Williams pleaded guilty to murder in the death of Sonya Santa Cruz. But instead of going to prison, he was classified as a criminal-sexual psychopath and committed indefinitely to a state hospital. That law was repealed in 1968.