Thursday, July 28, 2011

Florida murderer caught 32 years after prison escape

This combo made from photos provided by the Florida Department of Corrections and the U.S. Marshal's Service shows Frederick Barrett in 1979, left, and on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Barrett, who escaped from a Florida prison in 1979 while serving a life sentence for murder, was arrested Wednesday outside the town of Montrose, Colo. (AP Photo)

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

Barrett was convicted of killing a traveling companion on the Florida Turnpike in February 1971.
According to officials, he choked Carl Ardolino from behind as Ardolino was driving. Barrett and another man then stopped the car, carried Ardolino to a shallow ditch filled with water and held his head underneath until he died.

All these years and he still has his looks

(of course this was in Florida.  When you read outragous news stories start mental noting where they happened.  Over 50% will be from Florida)

-Les Anderson

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