A patient in the maximum-security wing of a Maryland state psychiatric hospital was charged with killing his roommate Friday.
According to officials, 24-year-old Vitaly Davydov came out of his room of the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital in Jessup, Md. about 2:30 Friday afternoon to request help for his roommate, 22-year-old David Rico-Noyola. When staff entered the room, they found Rico-Noyola bleeding on the floor. He had sustained injuries to his head and body and was later pronounced dead by an emergency room doctor.
Davydov was detained by hospital police and emergency personnel. Police said a nurse had checked their room less than 30 minutes before and everything appeared fine.
Davydov was committed by court order after he was found not criminally responsible for the 2006 killing of his psychiatrist, whom he beat to death. He was also charged with the murder of his mother, but was later deemed incompetent to stand trial.
He has been charged with both first-degree murder and second-degree murder. The case is still under investigation and a motive for the murder is unknown.
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