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pigboat
29th Sep 2011, 03:23
Convicted killer who escaped prison and wanted for plane hijacking captured in Portugal (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/27/longtime-fugitive-us-hijacker-caught-in-portugal/)

11Fan
29th Sep 2011, 03:39
He was busted while trying to redeem his frequent flier SkyMiles for an upgrade.

Hotel Tango
29th Sep 2011, 07:24
39 years on the run and the guy is now 68 years old. I don't suppose he's all that bothered now. Personally I don't see this as a successful police operation.

B737NG
29th Sep 2011, 07:29
According to the European Press the Plane was given back to Delta from the Algerian Authorities and the one Million $ as well. Then a few days later the Hijaker got released. The match of his Fingerprints in connection with a ID-Card compared between the Portugese and the US Law enforcement Offices brought them onto the track of his whereabouts and lock him up finaly. Very questionable act. Was the evidence legaly obtained. How was it achieved? Was there any law broken? Justice should obey the current laws and not brake it because then we are back in times where justice was not respected and the stronger was right.

If he has selected Portugal for the purpose that a Black person could hide there easy then it was a good move on him what gave him some relief as Angola was a colony and Africans seen now and then new in the Country. Language could be a issue initially.

Now he is waiting for his return back to US soil to serve the rest of his time.

Does hijaking and kidnapping lapse after 39 years under US Law of the 70īs? If not then he would face another trial for that. He could be locked up for the rest of his life then. That should ease the victims family finaly and let old wounds heal. Justice takes perseverance, thoroughness and alot of time.

Fly safe and land happy

NG

westhawk
29th Sep 2011, 07:58
He still owes on the balance of the sentence he received for committing and being found guilty of the crime of murder. How any evidence of his subsequent crimes was obtained is immaterial. How he was located is also immaterial. What matters is that he be repatriated to the country where he murdered someone so he can serve out his sentence or die trying. End of!

chimbu warrior
29th Sep 2011, 10:34
He did well to get to Algeria in a DC-9...........how many times did they stop for fuel?

Not exactly the longest range airliner.

stuckgear
29th Sep 2011, 10:51
He still owes on the balance of the sentence he received for committing and being found guilty of the crime of murder. How any evidence of his subsequent crimes was obtained is immaterial. How he was located is also immaterial. What matters is that he be repatriated to the country where he murdered someone so he can serve out his sentence or die trying. End of!


:D:D:D

If he'd come to the Uk, he'd been given asylum, a council house and state benefits for him and his whole tribe. :*

ZFT
29th Sep 2011, 14:10
..and a colour TV

goudie
29th Sep 2011, 15:14
..and a car!

OFSO
29th Sep 2011, 16:04
...and scaffolding to make an archway...

TURIN
29th Sep 2011, 21:03
.......and a copy of the Daily Mail where he can read all this garbage again and again in the letters column. :bored:

rh200
30th Sep 2011, 00:15
What matters is that he be repatriated to the country where he murdered someone so he can serve out his sentence or die trying. End of!

Hopefully they will have more luck with him than they did with that sleazy little French child rapist. If ever there was a case for the need for extrodinary rendition that was it.

westhawk
30th Sep 2011, 00:59
Hopefully they will have more luck with him than they did with that sleazy little French child rapist. If ever there was a case for the need for extrodinary rendition that was it.

Hopefully, the case of Mr. Wright (mister wrong!) will be handled as a routine extradition matter. Those covert activities executed under the anti-terror banner are another subject, but if some child raping criminal just disappears...

chuks
30th Sep 2011, 01:06
That was a special DC-9 he used, one with four underslung engines.

westhawk
30th Sep 2011, 02:07
You mean this (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/29/nyregion/fugitive-who-left-in-priest-disguise-is-caught-as-painter.html?_r=1&ref=hijacking) DC-9? (-1!)

saeedkhan
30th Sep 2011, 09:55
i am waiting the same period of time for the justice be done.almost thirty years