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Murderer who escaped prison in 1977 caught in Florida, officials say
Murderer who escaped prison in 1977 caught in Florida, officials say

The U.S. Marshals Service never forgets a face. James Robert Jones learned that the hard way this week when nearly four decades after allegedly escaping from federal prison in Kansas, marshals used facial-recognition technology to track him down in Florida. Authorities say Jones, 59, escaped from a maximum security prison in Ft. Leavenworth in 1977 while serving a 23-year sentence. Jones has been convicted three years earlier for premeditated murder and aggravated assault while he was a private in the U.S. Army. In recent months, several leads flowed into a national sex offender targeting center and Army police, which in turn asked the Marshals Service to rekindle the search for...

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