ANOKA, Minn. -- A three day trial began Monday to determine whether a notorious rapist and murderer is rehabilitated and ready for release.
Ming Sen Shiue took the stand in an Anoka County courtroom and testified "I admit my crimes. I accept responsibility for them. "
Shiue, now 59 years old, was sentenced to 30 years in prison back in 1981 after being convicted of kidnapping his former teacher Mary Stauffer and her 8 year old daughter Elizabeth. While carrying out the abduction he killed 6 year old Jason Wilkman, who saw the Stauffers in the trunk of Shiue's car.
Shiue held Stauffer and her daughter captive in the closet of his Roseville home for 52 days, raping his former teacher nearly every day. Prosecutors at his trial maintained the Shiue was obsessed with Stauffer and had fantasized about her in a journal.
During his trial for Wilkman's death, Shiue then attacked Mary Stauffer as she testified, badly cutting her face and neck. She would need dozens of stitches to close the wounds.
Now, Anoka County District Judge Jenny Walker Jasper has to decide whether Shiue is 'cured', or if he is still a threat to public safety. After hearing testimony she will rule on a county petition to commit Shiue to a secure state treatment facility, likely for the rest of his life. If Judge Walker Jasper decides he is 'not' a sexually dangerous person Shiue will be considered for release in July when he is eligible for parole on his life sentence.