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  1. #1
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    NJ - Prison escapee who hijacked U.S. plane found after 41 years

    Convicted murderer caught 41 YEARS after escaping New Jersey prison, hijacking plane for $1m and fleeing U.S.
    A convicted killer who escaped a New Jersey prison in 1970 and hijacked a U.S. airliner two years later while dressed as a priest has been captured in Portugal after more than 40 years as a fugitive, authorities said Tuesday.

    George Wright was arrested Monday by Portuguese authorities in a town near Lisbon at the request of the U.S. government, the head of the FBI's New Jersey office said.
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    Hugely interesting story follows at Daily Mail link above (with video).

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    Wow, at first when I saw the headline I thought that maybe they had found his remains. They found the live escaped con. I hope they bring him back to finish his sentence.

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    I couldn't believe it when I read it. Sintra is one of the most beautiful, quaint towns I have ever visited. I remember a cobblestone village and castle surrounding it. What a place to hide out for 41 years.



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