Another Attack At Napa State Hospital, Patient Arrested

NAPA (CBS / AP) — More violence has broken out at a state-run mental hospital where in the past year one worker was killed, a second beaten and a third sexually assaulted.

The California Department of Mental Health said a Napa State Hospital patient was arrested on suspicion of attacking another patient.

The department did not identify the suspect in Wednesday’s attack or describe the condition of the victim, who was hospitalized.

The Napa Valley Register reports that hospital police transported 31-year-old Victor Mandujano to Napa County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and battery.

At least one hospital staff member suffered minor injuries on Sunday when a patient became unruly. Safety conditions at the hospital have become a major point of dispute between hospital workers’ unions and the mental health department.

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  • retirrell

    One factor in recent assaults is that Napa State became “no smoking”; for some of these patients that’s all they have to occupy their day. Easier to get inmates off heroin than nicotine.

    • Lana

      Retirrel, you are so right about that. You must have some insight to what’s going on with the patients just as I do. Such truth in what you say.

  • RealityCheck

    Bring back involuntary lobotomies or better yet, eliminate them. These are violent people who have no place in society. Sadly, too many of them have already reproduced and further spread their mental illness.

  • Save it dam comments

    First off mr reality check! HAVE U BEEN TO JAIL? probably not, save ur comments. Victor is actually the father of my soon to be 14 year old son! And let me just tell u there’s nothing wrong with my son! Today he graduated 8th grade! So this guy does have a place in society.. His son has been waiting 13 long yrs for his father to be released with NO DATE OF release.. I’m sure if ur where locked up with NO date of release you would be FRUSTRATED TOO!! u should find something better to do with ur time than sit here and post STUPID comments and judge people! Victor is normally a sweet and loving person.. Who knows what medications or situations his put in there. I don’t condole his behavior but I’m sure he has a Good really for doing what he did!!

    • Really?

      Who gives anyone the right to kill another person??? You really think he had a good reason for his actions? If so you are just as ignorant as he is. Would you in your right mind ever try to attempt murder (for any reason at all)? Congratulations on your son for graduating though, I’m sure he is on the right path to success, but come on now. Victor + Good reason + Attempted murder = justification? I don’t think so. There’s a reason he is locked up. There’s a reason he was admitted into Napa State Hospital. Whether you believe it or not people do have psychological problems. Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean its not there. Sure he probably is a sweet and loving guy…to you and I’m sure to many others but still there is no moral justification on trying to beat someone to death.

      By the way, I am not agreeing with realitycheck..he’s just a plain idiot for that comment.

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