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Escaped inmate from Western State Hospital sentenced to two years in prison

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

According to our partners at the Spokesman-Review, a federal judge sentenced Anthony Garver to two years in prison for violating his probation.

Garver was the subject of a two-day manhunt in Spokane County in April after escaping from Western State Hospital. 

He was found hiding in Spokane Valley near his parent's home.

Garver was as the Western State Hospital to receive treatment after he was arrested for first-degree murder in 2013, and was found not competent to stand trial.

However, on Wednesday the judge ruled Garver to be competent enough to be sent to prison. 

Garver was sentenced to the maximum time allowable and will not return to Western State Hospital. 

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