Trial set for psychiatric patient charged in escape

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, escaped hospital patient Randall points to a guard as he sits in an inmate visitor's booth at San Joaquin County Jail before a scheduled court hearing in French Camp, Calif. The attorney representing Saito, who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital says Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, his client wants to go to trial. Attorney Michael Green says Randall Saito "wants to get his story out there." In November 2017, Saito walked out of Hawaii State Hospital and was captured days later in Stockton, California.(AP Photo/Terry Chea, File)

HONOLULU — A man who spent decades in a Hawaii psychiatric hospital for killing a woman wants to go to trial on escape and identity theft charges after authorities said he fled the facility and flew to California before being captured, his defense attorney said Thursday.