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Man Who Escaped from Shawshank Prison Recaptured

Christa Tintelnot | PopWrapped Author

Christa Tintelnot

05/10/2015 11:52 pm
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Man Who Escaped from Shawshank Prison Recaptured | Shawshank
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In 1959, Frank Freshwaters, who was convicted of manslaughter, escaped from prison. The prison he escaped from? The very same one where the movie The Shawshank Redeption was filmed.

Freshwaters was living as William Harold Cox in Melbourne, FL, and was arrested by US marshals earlier this week.

Law enforcement have had an eye on Freshwaters for several days, and finally moved in. When confronted, Freshwaters admitted that he was the one officials have been seeking out for more than 50 years.

Freshwaters committed his crime, he hit and killed a pedestrian, in the summer of 1957 when he was just 20-years-old.  He was sentenced to an Ohio prison for up to 20 years, but eventually his sentence was suspended. Two years later, however, he violated his probation by getting behind the wheel, and he was once again locked up.

Later released, in 1975 Freshwaters was arrested again after threatening his ex-wife, but the crime took place in West Virginia, and he was not extradited to Ohio. He was let out of jail and disappeared until now.

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