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One Patient Dead, Second Arrested For Murder At Central Coast Mental Hospital

Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014 4:10pm

A patient at a state mental hospital on the Central Coast is dead, and another patient has been arrested for the killing.

It happened just after 2 p.m. yesterday, in a dormitory at Atascadero State Hospital.

Hospital officials were called to the dorm room, where they found a critically injured patient, who later died.

The name of the patient hasn’t been released.

The hospital was placed on lockdown, and two patients were held in isolation in connection with the killing.

34 year old Adam Carey was later booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail on a murder charge.

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