A convicted killer who escaped from a mental hospital near Honolulu and flew to the Bay Area is in custody in San Joaquin County.
Randall Saito's arrest in Stockton ended a manhunt that began on Sunday.
Saito was acquitted of a 1979 murder by reason of insanity. Defense attorneys sought to have him released in 2000. But Jeff Albert, a deputy city prosecutor, objected, saying Saito "fills all the criteria of a classic serial killer."
In 1993, a court denied Saito's request for conditional release, saying he continued to suffer from sexual sadism and necrophilia.
Honolulu police say Saito left the state hospital in the Honolulu suburb of Kaneohe, chartered a plane to Maui and then flew to San Jose on a commercial airline. Hospital staff reported him missing on Sunday, two hours after he arrived in the Bay Area.