Murderers mistakenly released from Florida prison recaptured

By George Chidi
Saturday, October 19, 2013 20:56 EDT
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Police apprehended two fugitive convicted murderers Saturday in Florida who had been mistakenly released in a prison mix-up, authorities announced Saturday.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with the U.S. Marshall’s Service arrested escaped inmates Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, both 34, the agencies said in a statement online. The fugitives were found at Coconut Grove Motor Inn in Panama City around 6:40 p.m. and apprehended without incident.

Walker had been serving life without the possibility of parole on a 2nd degree murder conviction from Orange County, while Jenkins was also serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole on a 1st degree murder conviction from Orange County. Both escaped from Franklin Correctional Institution on October 8 after the Department of Corrections received fraudulent release documents from the clerk of court.

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