REVEALED: Killer who escaped from Hawaii mental hospital and flew to California had high-quality fake IDs, two cell phones and $6,000 cash

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A psychopathic killer who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to California was caught with two high-quality fake IDs, two cellphones and more than $6,000 in cash, court documents have revealed.

Randall Saito, 59, was extradited on Wednesday from California to Honolulu, where he is being held pending $500,000 in a stunningly sophisticated escape from Hawaii State Hospital in November.

Saito - Escape - Matter - Happenstance - Crime

Saito's escape 'was not a matter of happenstance or a crime of opportunity, but required detailed planning and considerable financial resources,' Hawaii Deputy Attorney General Kory Young said in a motion to keep him behind bars.

If Saito posts bail, he will be returned to Hawaii State Hospital, where he was committed after being acquitted by reason of insanity for the 1979 killing of Sandra Yamashiro.

Saito - State - Officials - Psychopath - Criteria

Saito, described by state officials as a 'violent psychopath' who 'fits all the criteria of a classic serial killer', was diagnosed with sexual sadism and necrophilia after the slaying.

Yamashiro was found killed in her car. Prosecutors said she was chosen at random, shot in the face with a pellet gun, then fatally stabbed.

Saito - Illness - Hospital

Saito has claimed he fabricated mental illness to get into the hospital. But he said he regretted doing so.

Officials are still investigating how he was able to escape, including where he got the money and other supplies. If he returned to the hospital, it would be impossible to keep him away from potential witnesses, hospital Administrator William May wrote in a letter to the court.

Saito - Escape - Cellphone - Prosecutors - Documents

Saito plotted his escape with a banned cellphone, prosecutors said in documents.

After walking out of the hospital, he called a taxi that took him to the airport, where he caught a chartered flight to Maui. He used an alias to arrange the flight and paid $1,445 cash for it, the motion said. He then took a commercial flight to...
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