Frightening

A Killer at the County Fair

The state of Washington is on high alert this weekend. Two days ago, a legally insane killer managed to evade a massive manhunt and escaped during a field trip to a county fair. Phillip Paul confessed to killing a community activist in 1987, claiming she was a witch, and has been confined to a mental institution. Patients are sometimes allowed to take trips—like the one 47-year-old Paul was on—and now state officials are questioning the policies of the mental hospital. A licensed psychiatrist said of Paul: “He's the only paranoid schizophrenic—I've seen hundreds, maybe thousands of them—that frightened me.” A manhunt is still on for the killer in Spokane County.