Residents of Washington state are expected to foot the bill for the mental health treatment costs of a homeless guy who is suspected of dragging an elderly woman to her death down the stairs of a light rail station in Seattle. As previously reported by Fox News Digital, 40-year-old Alexander Jay was arrested the following day, March 3, one day after the incident at the Chinatown-International District light rail station at 5th Ave. South and South Jackson Street.
At a bus stop on the same day, he was also accused of stabbing the woman 10 times.
A judge found him incompetent in April and ordered him to spend three months in an inpatient hospital, according to the article. He had been scheduled to stand trial. The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) was declared in contempt of court by King County Superior Court Judge Johanna Bender for failing to obtain Jay’s treatment, KING5-TV reported.
Accused of throwing a 62-year-old lady down the stairs of a Seattle light rail station in March, Alexander Jay has nearly two dozen prior convictions in Washington state dating back to 2000, authorities said in a news release.
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A prosecutor in King County, Washington.
On May 9, Bender also ordered the state to pay $250 a day until Jay is admitted for treatment, according to reports. Due to the seriousness of the charges against Jay, he is currently being kept in jail, which is a violation of his constitutional rights. Jay might begin therapy as early as mid-August, according to DSHS, which means taxpayers will be on the hook for more than $17,000.
Prosecutors say Jay has nearly two dozen Washington convictions dating to 2000.