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UCSB Student Who Struck, Killed Four Classmates With Car Transferred From State Mental Hospital

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:50am

A man who struck, and killed four UC Santa Barbara students with his car has been moved from the state mental hospital where he’s lived for the past ten years, to a minimum security facility.

David Attias has been transferred from Patton State Hospital to an undisclosed location in Southern California.

Attias was convicted of four counts of second degree murder for the February, 2001 incident in which witnesses say he intentionally raced his car down an Isla Vista street, striking five students. The same jury found him to be insane.

Over the summer, a judge found that after treatment, and medication, Attias could live in an unlocked community facility. He was quietly moved last month.

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