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Convicted Nebraska Killer Found in Las Vegas After Escape

Convicted Nebraska Killer Found in Las Vegas After Escape

Created: February 08, 2019 11:48 AM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Federal authorities in Las Vegas have arrested a convicted killer who escaped from a Nebraska work-release correctional center almost two weeks ago.

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Nebraska prison officials say 40-year-old Anthony Gafford left the Community Corrections Center in Lincoln on Jan. 26 and never returned. Deputy U.S. Marshal William Iverson in Lincoln said Friday that marshals took Gafford into custody without incident Thursday night.

In 1997, at age 19, Gafford was sentenced to 30 to 50 years in the killing of 16-year-old Jacque Holbert in Omaha.

Holbert's 21-year-old son, Jacque "Jack" Holbert IV, was fatally shot while lying in a bed in a home in Omaha on Jan. 20 - six days before his father's killer escaped.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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