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techbeck

A fugitive who spent time at the penitentiary featured in prison-escape film The Shawshank Redemption was finally apprehended in Florida after 56 years on the lam.

 

Authorities arrested 79-year-old Frank Freshwaters, who also used the name Williams Cox, on Tuesday after receiving a tip from U.S. Marshals that he was living in Melbourne, Fla., News13 reports.

 

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LaP

Honestly if it did not do anything wrong other than using aliases and fake documents in the last 56 years they should let him go. He is 79 now and i think it would be a waste of taxpayers money to jail him.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

^ lawmakers should all think this way, but sadly, they don't.

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spy beef

They should leave him alone.

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neufuse

There should be a prize, if you are on the lamb for 30+years you go free starting after you are identified as the suspect of course........ :rofl:

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DoctorD

.......escaped from another state facility in Sandusky seven months into a 20-year-sentence for violating the probation of his manslaughter conviction. He was previously caught in the 1970s in West Virginia but was released after a failed extradition.

 

He isn't going to far now that he is in a wheel chair.

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techbeck

Guy was charged with voluntary manslaughter....got probation...and then violated probation.  He had chances and then didn't learn from anything.

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DoctorD

Apparently the gov't knew right where he was since he was collecting his Social Security income with his S.S. number. 

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ThaCrip

^ lawmakers should all think this way, but sadly, they don't.

 

Yeah, but they don't care as there is probably $$$ to be made. they don't really care what's right, they only care what the law says/how much $$$ they can get :(

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Nick H.

"...He said he hadn

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President Devil

Quite impressive that he managed to evade for so long.

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Arachno 1D

he might have tipped them off himself if he cant afford the medicare :D

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Xilo

Shouldn't he have been in Mexico? :D

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neufuse

Shouldn't he have been in Mexico? :D

yep, in zihuatanejo

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siah1214

Yeah guys, if you kill somebody and then escape from prison and evade capture for almost 60 years, that totally absolves you of blame from the crime! You should get let off because of your mad skillz, which definitely WON'T encourage copycats, with people trying to replicate your success. 

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neufuse

Yeah guys, if you kill somebody and then escape from prison and evade capture for almost 60 years, that totally absolves you of blame from the crime! You should get let off because of your mad skillz, which definitely WON'T encourage copycats, with people trying to replicate your success. 

 

I think you missed the sarcasm in the comments....

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siah1214

Yours is the first post with even a hint of sarcasm. 

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DoctorD

Sooo, he is the winner of The Running Man?

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br0adband

"He was previously caught in the 1970s in West Virginia but was released after a failed extradition."

 

So this is a story about nothing at all, really. And he was given probation for voluntary manslaughter but skipped out on the probation which then resulted in a 20 year sentence for skipping out.

 

20 years for a probation violation? No offense, U.S. Justice System, but I'd break out too for such a bloated sentence... 20 freakin' years for a probation violation, man, our entire system of law is so screwed and is never going to get any better, sadly. :(

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Shiranui

At his age, free room and board for the remainder of his life is a pretty good deal.

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