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A First Hearing For Butts Before The Psychiatric Security Review Board

SALEM, Ore.— Daniel Butts the Man who shot and killed Rainier Police chief Ralph Painter 8 years ago pleaded guilty and took a settlement offer in March fast forward to now, he’s still in the Oregon State hospital even though he was considered competent to stand trial.  A psychiatric security review board will hold a preliminary hearing today.  This meeting will formally notify Daniel Butts of his rights.   It could take 6 to 12 months before he’s sets foot in a  prison.  This case has already cost the taxpayers between a 3 and 4 million dollars.  Keeping Butts in the state hospital isn’t cheap at all it costs 13 hundred dollars a day.  Doctors concluded Butts suffered from Schizophrenia at the time he murdered Painter.


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