'Violent psychopath' who fled Hawaii mental hospital captured in California

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Randall Saito escaped from the Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe on November 12, 2017.Randall Saito is seen in a taxi in Kaneohe, Hawaii, on November 12, 2017.

Himelblau said there is nearly no chance that Hawaii won't request extradition, given Saito's violent history.

Hawaii's Gov. David Ige said the public and authorities should have been made aware of the incident sooner, and said the state has started a review of the hospital's practices.

Extradition procedures to return the suspect to Hawaii are expected to take about two weeks, said Robert Himelblau, a spokesman for the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.

Honolulu Police say Saito escaped from the hospital around 9am Sunday.

Altman said Saito can be personable and has good social skills.

In 1981, authorities committed Saito to the hospital after the gruesome death of 29-year-old Sandra Yamashiro, who prosecutors said Saito shot and stabbed numerous times before leaving her body at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu.

Honolulu police say a man who escaped from a psychiatric hospital in Hawaii has been captured in California.

San Jose airport spokesman Jon Vaden said the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Marshals Service have reviewed security footage from San Jose International Airport in connection with the manhunt for Randall Saito.

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The department posted a photograph on social media showing Saito surrounded by three deputies at a gas station. Police said he boarded a plane to Maui.

The victim was shot and repeatedly stabbed before her body was found in her vehicle at a mall.

Deputies arrested 59-year-old Randall Toshio Saito around 10:30 a.m.in Stockton after an alert taxi cab driver called police.

According to NBC Bay Area News, Saito escaped Hawaii State Hospital on Sunday, November 12th.

Dr. Virginia Pressler, director of the Hawaii Department of Health, said an internal inquiry indicated that workers inadvertently or intentionally neglected to supervise Randall Saito and notify their supervisors.

Saito has been charged with felony escape, and the attorney general said the breakout was not planned by someone suffering from a "mental defect".

Randall Saito, who was acquitted of murder in 1981 after pleading insanity, escaped Hawaii State Hospital at 9 a.m. Sunday, according to the Honolulu Police Department. "He's a very risky individual with respect to whom all the predictors indicate that if he were to be released, he would kill again".

Maui police say a Hawaii man once accused of murder who escaped from the state's psychiatric hospital has caught a flight off Maui.

The Hawaii State Department of Health, which runs the Hawaii State Hospital, said earlier it was "cooperating with law enforcement officials to provide them with the information they need in order to conduct their search for the missing patient".

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