Mass. Student Accused In MIT Dorm Attack Is Freed

BOSTON (AP) - A former Massachusetts college student found not guilty by reason of insanity of stabbing her ex-boyfriend as he slept in his MIT dorm room in 2007 has been freed.

Anna Tang was freed by a judge in Middlesex Superior Court on Monday rather than sent to a psychiatric hospital as prosecutors requested.

Tang, who had attended Wellesley College, waived her right to a jury trial. In December, a judge found her not guilty by reason of insanity of charges including armed assault with attempt to murder.

She was sent to a mental health facility. Her lawyer tells The Boston Globe she has responded well to treatment and poses no danger.

The lawyer says she was not being properly treated for bipolar disorder and depression at the time of the attack.


Information from: The Boston Globe,


Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App