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Atascadero psychiatric patient arrested in slaying of fellow patient
Atascadero psychiatric patient arrested in slaying of fellow patient

A 34-year-old Atascadero State Hospital patient with several felony convictions for violent assaults has been arrested in connection with the slaying of a fellow patient at the state psychiatric facility. Adam Paul Cary was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of murder at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday -- about eight and a half hours after staff at the Central Coast hospital were alerted to a critically injured patient in a dorm room, a spokesman with the California Department of State Hospitals said in a statement. ------------ FOR THE RECORD A previous version of this post said a hospital technician was groped under her clothing. She was groped through her clothing. ------...

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