updated 11/7/2008 6:57:56 PM ET 2008-11-07T23:57:56

A Texas woman who killed her 10-month-old daughter by cutting off her arms with a kitchen knife is being released from a state mental hospital.

Dena Schlosser killed her baby in 2004 and was found not guilty by reason of insanity two years later. Prosecutor Curtis Howard says she'll be released into outpatient treatment within the next month.

A judge ordered her release Thursday during her annual commitment hearing, deeming her mentally stable enough to leave the hospital.

Schlosser testified during her trial that she killed the baby because she wanted to give her to God. Her first trial ended with a hung jury. She was sent to a mental hospital in 2006.

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