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RE: Cannibalism revisited
Woman accused of cannibalism to be freed
ALAMOSA, Colo. - A woman accused of killing and cannibalizing her boyfriend will be allowed to leave a state mental hospital as long as she continues to take her medication and undergoes therapy, a judge ruled Friday.
Psychiatrists at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo had recommended the release of Jane Lynn Woodry, 51, who changed her name from Carolyn Gloria Blanton in 1999. Prosecutors opposed the request and sought independent mental health evaluations.
After reviewing two outside evaluations, District Judge Pattie Swift agreed to release Woodry under certain conditions.
Woodry had been held at the hospital since her 1994 arrest for the murder of her boyfriend, Peter Michael Greene, 51, whose mutilated body was found at his home near Alamosa. He had been shot several times.
During a February 1995 hearing in which she pleaded innocent by reason of insanity, investigators testified that they found "bite-sized chunks of human flesh" in a cooking pot at Woodry's home.
"We continue to oppose it (Woodry's release)," prosecutor Michael Gonzales said. "However, realistically there was the state hospital evaluation and two independent evaluations, and all the experts agreed the conditions were appropriate and there would be a safety net for the community."
Defense attorney Barbara Zollers did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
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