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Charges filed in insulin-attack case

July 2nd, 2014 - 5:51am

(Port Angeles) A Port Angeles man has been charged with attempted murder and assault in an alleged insulin attack on a relative at Olympic Medical Center.

39-year-old Robbie Davis was officially charged in the case yesterday after being arrested late last week. Investigators say the incident happened June 15th at Olympic Medical Center when video showed Davis visited his uncle in the hospital.

57-year old Richard Haynes, who suffers from Down's Syndrome, suffered a rapid decrease in his level of consciousness shortly after Davis' visit.

O-M-C staff found Haynes had very low blood sugar levels, but was not a diabetic. Police say it looked like he had received an injection of insulin -- which in a non-diabetic can cause a rapid decrease in blood sugar and lead to death.

Davis lives with Haynes and other family members near Gales Addition in east Port Angeles.

Davis is being held on $25-thousand dollars bail. Investigators say they looked into another similar incident involving Haynes earlier this spring in which it appeared he may have been administered a large dose of insulin.

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