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Saturday, January 22, 2000

Xerox massacre

Psychiatrist turns over
report on Uyesugi from
1993 incident

By Debra Barayuga


A doctor who conducted a psychological examination of accused murderer Byran Uyesugi after a 1993 incident in which he kicked an elevator door at work has turned over a copy of the report to prosecutors.

But psychologist Marvin Acklin told the state yesterday that raw data and notes he took while conducting numerous tests on Uyesugi -- which served as the basis for the findings in his report -- were destroyed by Castle Hospital staff in the normal course of purging confidential records.

Acklin said he has been unable to find those missing records in any of his computer files and that it was "virtually impossible" that the data existed anywhere else.

Acklin, a consultant to Castle Hospital, said he left the hospital last October. The Uyesugi records were inadvertently included in files of his that were shredded or incinerated, he said.

Acklin has agreed to assist a panel of three court-appointed doctors who are currently examining Uyesugi to determine whether he is fit to go to trial.

While the panel's report was originally due Monday, Circuit Judge Michael Town yesterday extended the deadline to Jan. 31.

A fitness hearing for Uyesugi remains set for Feb. 9.

Trial for Uyesugi, charged with killing his supervisor and six Xerox co-workers last November in Hawaii's worst multiple murder, is set for May 15.

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