Hawaii State Hospital escapee makes a deal to cut his time behind bars

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Three years after a notorious escape from the Hawaii State Hospital, patient Randall Saito has struck a deal with the Attorney General’s office.

Saito agreed to serve five years in prison for escape and identity theft, according to his attorney

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He faced up to 20 years behind bars.

Saito had been a patient at the state hospital for 37 years when he escaped from the facility in 2017 and caught a flight to Maui, then California.

He used a fake ID to get on the commercial flight.

Saito’s sentencing hearing is set for Wednesday.

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