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Decision Reached In Attias Case

(under construction.. add new info when it comes in..***)The former U.C. Santa Barbara student was found not guilty by reason of insanity for killing four students in 2001.In a special hearing that lasted six days, Attias took the stand in his own behalf and experts who evaluated him testified about his mental condition 11 years later. Attias could be transferred from Patton State Hospital to a lower level outpatient facility.On the night of February 23rd 2001, Attias drove his car into a crowd of students along Sabado Tarde Street in Isla Vista hitting five and killing four of them.During his deadly drug induced rampage that night he kept referring to himself as the “Angel of Death.”Tricia Bordakis, a parent of one of the victims, told KEY News during the hearings that she believes Attias is still not fit for release, ” This is way too early. As far as I know, he should serve out what a prison term should be and Judge Adams said at that time it would be 60 years to life is what he would have gotten.”Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Paula Waldman told the court that Attias has to show he is no danger to the community, and he will not be able to do that. She believes Attias still poses a danger and he should not be released at this time.

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