Pain riddles two survivors 5 years after deadly rampage

April 25, 2006 by  

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Five years ago, Serrano, who is now 38, was admitted to Savannas Hospital, which was one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in St. Lucie County before it closed because of hurricane damage in 2004.

In less than 30 minutes, the 6-foot-2, 250-pound bodybuilder tore through part of the hospital.

He later told psychologists that he heard the voice of God and he “saw ancient people with bear faces that wanted to eat me and kill me…. I fought with those people and I twisted their necks. I saw the people in the beds… monsters that wanted to kill and eat me.”

Doctors have testified that Serrano has schizophrenia and has been mentally ill since he was 13.

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