MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

Court records show officials considered releasing a former Dane County sheriff's deputy who was found not legally responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law to his parents' home.

Andrew Steele has ALS and is no longer able to walk. He's currently living at the Mendota Mental Health Institute, but a judge has ruled he should be released because he no longer poses a threat.

Steele's attorney, Nicholas Gansner, tells WKOW-TV the possibility of placing his client at his parents' home is stalled for now because his need for care is increasing as the terminal disease progresses.

More than 40 medical facilities have declined to take Steele. Ganser says a hearing scheduled for Wednesday on a possible placement option has been canceled. A hearing on Steele's case is expected to be held next month.