Report clears Massachusetts hospital after stabbing rampage

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Posted: Jul 19, 2016 1:01 PM

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts hospital and a contracted mental health worker have been cleared of wrongdoing by the state for the way they treated an apparently suicidal man who hours after he was discharged went on a rampage, killing two people.

The multi-agency report released Monday by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services found that a contracted licensed social worker who evaluated 28-year-old Arthur DaRosa at Morton Hospital was "thorough and comprehensive."

The report didn't identify DaRosa by name.

DaRosa went to the hospital May 9 and was discharged the next morning.

Authorities say he fatally stabbed an 80-year-old woman in her home and a 56-year-old teacher having dinner with his wife in a Silver City Galleria mall restaurant in Taunton.

DaRosa was fatally shot by an off-duty sheriff's deputy.