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Man arrested in deadly attacks on homeless in San Diego is released

Man arrested in deadly attacks on homeless in San Diego is released

A man suspected of killing three transients and leaving a fourth for dead was released Monday because authorities said they did not have enough evidence to keep him in custody. 

Detectives over the weekend had gathered and reviewed witness statements and sifted through physical evidence from four violent crime scenes. When the analysis was done, officials with the police and district attorney's office felt releasing Anthony Padgett was the appropriate decision, San Diego homicide Capt. David Nisleit said.

"As I stated last Thursday when Padgett was arrested, we still had a lot of work to do," Nisleit said. "As we continued Friday through...

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