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A convicted murdered who escaped from a New Jersey prison in 1970 and hijacked a plane to Africa was arrested Monday after 41 years.

George Wright, 68, was living comfortably in Portugal when fingerprints taken from his his Portuguese ID card matched prints from the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

When Wright escaped, he was serving 15 years for the fatal shooting of a Bronze Star veteran at a N.J. gas station.

By all accounts, he was a model citizen, settling in the town of Sintra, outside Lisbon. But he was foiled after the feds created the New York-New Jersey Fugitive Task Force in 2002 — and made finding Wright a top priority.

Read more at the New York Post.


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