The trial of convicted kidnapper, rapist and killer Ming Sen Shiue is scheduled to resume Monday in Anoka.
Shiue, 59, has been behind bars for nearly 30 years, and could be eligible for parole from his federal kidnapping sentence this summer.
But officials in Anoka County are trying to keep him locked up under the state's civil commitment law, meant for dangerous sex offenders.
Shiue's commitment trial began last week and is expected to finish on Tuesday. Witnesses have included Beth Stauffer, who was 8 when she was kidnapped with her mother in 1980. Shiue held them and raped her mother for more than seven weeks before the two escaped.
He also killed a six-year-old boy who saw Shiue abduct the Stauffers.
Two psychological experts have said Shiue should be sent to Minnesota's sex offender treatment program in Moose Lake. Another said a different treatment option may be appropriate.
Shiue testified last week that he wants to be released and hopes to undergo sex offender treatment before he's let out.