Editorial | Off the News Saito indicted as investigations continue May 11, 2018 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Nearly six months have passed since Randall Saito slipped away from the state’s psychiatric hospital in Kaneohe, made his way to Maui and then to California — all before the alarm was even sounded. Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. Nearly six months have passed since Randall Saito slipped away from the state’s psychiatric hospital in Kaneohe, made his way to Maui and then to California — all before the alarm was even sounded. He was captured three days after the getaway. On Thursday, an Oahu grand jury indicted Saito on counts of escape and identity theft. He was already pending trial for a previous charge of escape. If bail is posted, Saito (acquitted of murder by reason of insanity nearly four decades ago) returns to the state hospital. Meanwhile, investigations continue. The public is overdue for a candid update of what went wrong and a strategy for avoiding future screw-ups. Give mom the gift of yourself We’re all too old to get away with a Mother’s Day present like the macaroni lei we used to string when we were in kindergarten. Moms love that kind of stuff — from kindergartners. But there’s a basic principle: It needs to be something to remind moms of the joys of motherhood, with none of the complications. That may be a nice meal, made or bought by their wonderful children. Or it could be just spending time with them (or quiet time away from them, as the case may be). The idea is to show Mom she raised someone who knows what she likes, and gives her more of it. Previous Story Kauai toddler needs more support Next Story Pehea ana lā ka manaʻo o Pele?