Charles Longjaw had already admitted to a killing in Oregon and a rape in Washington. Yet he was released from custody in 2015, and charged with committing another murder the next year.
The situation comes back to the law under which he was found "guilty except for insanity." GEI verdicts, as they are known, can lead to offenders being released despite predictions of danger.
The non-profit news organization ProPublica uncovered issues with the law in a joint project with the Malheur Enterprise.
Jayme Fraser reported the stories, and is our guest.