A man found guilty of killing six members of a Sutherland, Nebraska family may soon be released from a psychiatric hospital. Now 67-year old Erwin Charles Simants was found guilty in 1979 of the six murders four years earlier. Nebraska Attorney General John Bruning said Simants should not see the light of day. Bruning said Simants should feel lucky he didn’t get the death penalty over 30 years ago. He said most common-sense Nebraskans know that Simants should be in custody for the rest of his life. Simants has made a motion to be released and it will be up to a Lincoln County Judge as to the next move in the case.
Simants has requested a release from the Nebraska Regional Center where he has been held for the past 35-years. Bruning said he will do all he can to make sure that Simants is not allowed to go free.