5-year prison term for Hawaii psychiatric hospital escape

  • FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, escaped hospital patient Randall Saito 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. Saito spent decades in a Hawaii psychiatric hospital for killing a woman and was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday, May 6, 2021, for escaping from the facility in 2017 and flying to California before he was captured. (AP Photo/Terry Chea, File)

HONOLULU — A man who spent decades in a Hawaii psychiatric hospital for killing a woman was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for escaping from the facility in 2017 and flying to California before he was captured.