HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man police call a "violent psychopath" left Honolulu shortly after escaping the Hawaii State Hospital Sunday morning, sources confirm.
Multiple law enforcement sources confirm that cab took him to a waiting charter plane on Lagoon Drive.
Saito was deemed 'not guilty by reason of insanity' by the courts after he was charged with shooting and stabbing a woman to death in 1979.
At the time, his attorney and a doctor said that Saito is a necrophiliac and is a sexual sadist. The State Hospital says he also lacks empathy for victims.
The State Department of Health did not notify law enforcement that Saito was missing for about 10 hours, by then, sources say, he was on a plane which landed in Maui.
He has family in California but it's unclear where he went from the airport in Maui.