Brutal 2018 murder in Yates County: How did it happen?

It’s been almost a year since a Dresden area woman was brutally attacked and her dog was killed— allegedly by her son — Paul Khouzam, 38, a man with a violent criminal history who had been evaluated by a physician, a psychiatrist, and others at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital emergency department and released just hours before.

The woman — Magda Khouzam-Daoud, M.D. a former employee of Finger Lakes Health, the health care system that owns Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital — clung to life in a Rochester hospital until her death Oct. 18, 2018.

Since the crime and Khouzam’s indictment on second-degree murder and other charges, questions about the crime and his treatment at the emergency department have hung over people in the medical field, law enforcement, and the community at large.

Through a lengthy Freedom of Information Act process, The Chronicle-Express secured information about Khouzam’s care at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital emergency department on Aug. 5, 2018.

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