Investigation into Hawaii hospital escape wrapping up

HONOLULU — The Hawaii attorney general’s office is wrapping up an investigation into the escape of man committed to a psychiatric hospital after being found not guilty by reason of insanity of a woman’s 1979 killing.

The attorney general’s office says conclusions from an administrative investigation will be released in about two weeks.

Randall Saito was captured in Stockton, California, days after walking out of Hawaii State Hospital last year.

Prosecutors say he took a taxi to the airport, where he took a chartered flight to Maui. He then took a commercial flight to San Jose, California.

Prosecutors say when he was arrested three days later, he had driver’s licenses bearing his photos with different names.

A court hearing is scheduled Wednesday for escape and identity theft charges against Saito.


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