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  • Florida murderer caught 32 years after prison escape

    07/28/2011 10:13:23 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    .ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday captured a man in Colorado who escaped nearly 32 years ago from the Florida prison where he was serving a life sentence for murder. Frederick Barrett, 60, slipped away from the Union Correctional Institution in Raiford during a nighttime power outage on August 17, 1979. U.S. Marshals Service officers, dressed as U.S. Forest Service firefighters, arrested Barrett early on Wednesday at his cabin in Montrose County, Colorado. He had been living in the remote, mountainous area under the name Neil Meltzer, Florida officials said.
  • Nigeria: 800 inmates escape during prison attack

    09/10/2010 2:16:02 PM PDT · by Joolz · 7 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Sept. 8, 2010 | SHEHU SAULAWA
    About 800 inmates escaped a federal prison holding Muslim extremists in northern Nigeria during a sunset attack by gunmen who are believed to be members of a radical sect, a police official said Wednesday. The attackers went cell by cell at the prison in Bauchi, breaking open locks and setting fire to part of the prison before escaping during the confusion, said Bauchi state police commissioner Danlami Yar'Adua. Four people died and six others remain in critical condition.
  • Mother of Arizona escapee arrested

    08/08/2010 7:51:39 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | 8 Aug 2010 | unattributed
    One of the three convicted murderers who escaped from an Arizona prison has been linked to the deaths of a couple found in a burned-out camper, police said. Forensic evidence links John McCluskey to the crime scene where two bodies were found in a camper near Santa Rosa, N.M., Arizona State Police Maj. Robert Shilling said, KOB-TV, Albuquerque, N.M., reported. McCluskey escaped July 30 from the Arizona State Prison near Kingman with fellow inmates Tracy Province and Daniel Renwick, who was caught in Colorado after a police chase and shootout. McCluskey's mother, Claudia Washburn, 68, was arrested Saturday at the...
  • Iraq - Twenty prisoners killed in prison escape attempt

    12/28/2005 1:04:41 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 887+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | December 28, 2005
    ALARM - Twenty Iraqi prisoners killed in an escape bid BAGHDAD - Twenty Iraqi prisoners were killed Wednesday morning in an escape bid from a prison in Baghdad, announced a person in charge for the ministry for the Interior.
  • Murder Suspect Escapes Pennsylvania Jail

    10/11/2003 7:26:25 AM PDT · by sonsofliberty2000 · 30 replies · 624+ views
    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A suspect in the murders of five people whose bodies were found in his backyard escaped from jail by climbing 60 feet down a rope made of bedsheets, officials said. Hugo Selenski, who was charged Monday with murder in two of the deaths, was the subject of a massive manhunt Saturday after escaping from his seventh-floor cell at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. Selenski's partner in the Friday night jailbreak, Scott Bolton, was injured in the escape and hospitalized. The facility, some 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia, is about a block from the courthouse in downtown Wilkes-Barre...