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State hospital inmate arrested on murder charge

Man found dead on Friday morning

Saturday, May 4, 2002

Register Staff Writer

A Napa State Hospital patient was taken into custody on suspicion of murder after his roommate was found beaten to death in his bed early Friday morning.

Anthony Clark Gore, 39, was booked into county jail and was being held without bail.

Around 8 a.m., Friday, hospital staff was summoned to the room of the 49-year-old male victim by a patient. Authorities would not say if the man who alerted the staff was the same patient who was arrested.

Neither the hospital nor the sheriff's department would release the name of the victim on Friday.

Medical staff attempted to revive the victim, but their efforts were fruitless. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Although Sheriff's Capt. Mike Loughran would not elaborate, he said evidence collected at the scene led to the arrest of Gore.

Loughran said detectives found no weapon at the murder site. "At this point, we do not believe a gun or knife are involved. It is possible the murder was done manually," Loughran said.

Lupe Rincon, hospital spokeswoman, said the victim was last seen by staff around 7 a.m., Friday.

"He was seen sleeping in his bed when staff conducted a routine bed check," Rincon said. "Staff heard nothing prior to that to alert them anything unusual was happening in the room."

Three people live in the room. There was no information available about the third roommate.

The homicide happened in the T-12 ward. Although the patients and staff may wander from room to room, the ward is locked down.

Rincon said Gore was admitted to the hospital in January 2000 after found innocent by reason of insanity by a Sacramento County court. She did not know what crime the case centered on.

A spokesman at the Solano County Courthouse said Gore had been convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse in 1999, but added that he could not confirm if that was the charge that committed Gore to the hospital.

The murder victim, also committed on a ruling of innocent by reason of insanity, has been at the hospital since December 1998, Rincon said.

Rincon said investigators will be checking to determine if there had been other confrontations between Gore and the victim. She was not able to provide information on how long the two had been roommates.

An autopsy will be conducted today with results available on Monday.

Marsha Dorgan can be reached at 256-2214 or




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