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Tag: Western State Hospital


UPDATED: Suspect in Western State Hospital will be charged in slaying, prosecutors say

3:18 p.m. UPDATE: Elliott Goodin has been charged with second-degree murder.

2:56 p.m. UPDATE: Chief criminal deputy Phil Sorensen reports that Elliott Goodin will be charged today.

Charges are expected to be filed soon.

Earlier, a deputy prosecutor indicated that Goodin would not be charged.

We will update this post when information is available.


A 40-year-old man suspected of killing a fellow patient at Western State Hospital will return to court today to learn whether he faces charges in the slaying.

Elliott Goodin has said he killed Paul Montefusco on Friday in self defense.

Goodin made

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UPDATED: Man arrested in Western State Hospital slaying expected in court today

UPDATED at 2 p.m.

A 40-year-old patient from Western State Hospital made his first court appearance today in the slaying of a fellow patient Friday afternoon.

Prosecutors decided to hold the man for 72 hours while the investigation continues. The man was ordered held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $1 million on suspicion of second-degree murder. His arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday.

First responders were called to Western State about 3 p.m. Friday. They found Paul Montefusco, 28, dead in another patient’s room.

The 40-year-old patient who lived in the room was discovered hiding in another room

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Lakewood Police investigating apparent homicide at Western State Hospital, weapon likely a pen or pencil

A 40- year old mental patient at Western State Hospital is in the Pierce County Jail today, accused of killing another patient by jabbing a pen or pencil into his ear.

Lakewood Police say emergency responders from West Pierce Fire & Rescue were called to the hospital at 3 p.m. Friday and found a 28-year-old man dead in another patient’s room.

The 40-year-old patient who lived in the room was discovered hiding in another room nearby.

Police say that in an interview with detectives, the man confessed to killing his fellow patient over a dispute about his behavior.

According to

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