Search on for es­caped hospi­tal pa­tient who flew to Maui

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION -

HONOLULU | Hawaii au­thor­i­ties are search­ing for a man who was found not guilty of mur­der by rea­son of in­san­ity af­ter he es­caped from the state hospi­tal out­side Honolulu and flew to Maui.

Honolulu po­lice said Ran­dall Saito, 59, left the Hawaii State Hospi­tal at 9 a.m. Sun­day and failed to re­turn.

Maui County Po­lice said Mr. Saito flew to Maui shortly af­ter he left the hospi­tal, but they don’t know where he is. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 220 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Mr. Saito was com­mit­ted to the hospi­tal in 1981. He was ac­quit­ted by rea­son of in­san­ity of the 1979 mur­der of San­dra Ya­mashiro at a Honolulu mall.

thou­sands of poor res­i­dents.

The pro­posed set­tle­ment was filed in fed­eral court Tues­day in a law­suit against the city of Sher­wood and Sher­wood Dis­trict Judge Mi­las “Butch” Hale III.

The law­suit was filed by the Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union of Arkansas and the Lawyers’ Com­mit­tee for Civil Rights Un­der Law on be­half of five res­i­dents. The law­suit was dis­missed in June.

The set­tle­ment calls for in­di­vid­u­al­ized eval­u­a­tions of a de­fen­dant’s abil­ity to pay and the use of com­mu­nity ser­vice to pay fines.

ra­dioac­tive wastes left over from the pro­duc­tion of plu­to­nium for nu­clear weapons, the U.S. De­part­ment of En­ergy said Tues­day.

The tun­nel was filled with more than 4,400 cu­bic yards of grout in­tended to pre­vent any ad­di­tional col­lapse, the agency said.

The tun­nel par­tially col­lapsed ear­lier this year, prompt­ing a brief alarm at the site that re­quired some 3,000 work­ers to shel­ter in place.

Han­ford is a sprawl­ing site near Rich­land, in south-cen­tral Washington. The site was cre­ated dur­ing the Man­hat­tan Project in World War II and made most of the plu­to­nium in the na­tion’s nu­clear stock­pile, in­clud­ing the atomic bomb dropped on Na­gasaki, Ja­pan.

Work­ers now are en­gaged in a mas­sive cleanup of the wastes, which is ex­pected to take decades and cost more than $2 bil­lion a year.

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