Escapes Frequent For Colorado Violent Mental Cases

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http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~1468651,00.html# Nearly 50 men and women held at Colorado's psychiatric hospital for murder and other violent acts have escaped since 1990, a Denver Post investigation has found. One man, committed in 1987 after robbing a convenience store, made his fifth escape from the facility in 1998. Soon after, he strangled Wanda Pitts, 18, after kidnapping her in Texas. "It baffles me," one police chief told the Post. "As many times as he . . .

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