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Man acquitted by reason of insanity for brutal 1977 rape dies at Hawaii State Hospital

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The case dominated Hawaii headlines for months: In 1977, a man brutally raped a 20-year-old visitor on Waialae Iki Ridge then threw her off a cliff.

Nearly 40 years later, the man behind that brutal attack has died at the Hawaii State Hospital, where he was committed.

Warren Miller died May 14 at 63 years old, the medical examiner's office confirmed. Autopsy results are pending.

The brutality of Miller's crime shocked Hawaii residents. Police said Miller raped the visitor with a beer bottle before throwing her off the cliff. The visitor was left for dead, but was able to get to help.

Miller’s acquittal by reason of insanity also sparked outrage.

Over the years, Miller's requests to be released from the hospital were repeatedly denied. Doctors said he suffered from anti-social personality disorder, and posed a risk to the community.

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