On July 12, 1976, Edward Charles Allaway shot and killed seven people and wounded two more in the university library. He worked as a janitor there.
Mr. Allaway faced trial, where he was found guilty of murder. But a judge determined him not guilty by reason of insanity, and he was committed to a mental institution.
In 2001, his doctors said that his paranoid schizophrenia was in remission, and recommended his release, but a judge ruled that he still posed a danger to society and should not be released.