PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Superior Court judge has ruled out a prison sentence for a 2012 assault on staff and patients at the Eleanor Slater Hospital for the mentally ill.
The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1u5eopr ) that Judge Netti C. Vogel said Wednesday that Anthony Tavares will get credit for having served more than two years at the Adult Correctional Institutions.
He says Tavares will be remanded to the state Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals where he will remain until health care officials determine he is not a threat to society.
Vogel rejected a recommendation from state prosecutors who sought 36 years in prison with 11½ years at the Adult Correctional Institute.
Tavares had previously been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the killing of his caseworker in 2001.
Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com
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