Insane Killer Escapes during a Field Trip to the Fair

September 21, 2009 6:30:51 PM PDT
Many people in Washington State want to know why a criminally insane killer was taken on a field trip to a county fair, where he escaped.Phillip Arnold Paul is back in custody Monday night. But he was missing for three days after he slipped away from the staff of a Washington State mental institution during the field trip.

The 47-year old was carrying a sickle with a nine inch blade, a sleeping bag, and a guitar when authorities finally caught up with him.

Paul was committed to a mental hospital for the 1987 murder of an elderly woman.

Hospital officials waited two full hours before alerting authorities of his disappearance.

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