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a prisoner arrested after a streak of nearly half a century

This is the end of a career that began almost 50 years ago. The US federal police announced, this Friday, November 13, that they had ended the career of a detainee who had fled in 1971, during his grandmother’s funeral. Leonard Moses was then serving a life sentence after his 1968 conviction for the murder of a Pittsburgh resident, according to an FBI news release.

After the assassination of the champion of the fight for civil rights Martin Luther King, riots had broken out in this city in the northeast of the country and Leonard Moses had launched, with colleagues, Molotov cocktails in a house. Its occupant, Mary Alpo, had died from the cumulative effects of her burns and pneumonia.

After your flight, the young man has rebuilt his life under the name “Paul Dickson” and worked, at least since 1999, as a pharmacist in the state of Michigan, says the FBI. In 2016, the federal police had relaunched their investigation, re-interviewed his relatives, offered a reward, and set up a dedicated number to gather information about him.

Detained without incident, at home

Despite more than 2000 information, “we were unable to locate and apprehend Leonard Moses“Michael Christman, an FBI official, said at a press conference in Pittsburgh.

But at the beginning of the year, it was Arrested and charged in Michigan as part of a separate investigation, the nature of which the FBI declined to specify. Court documents show that Paul Dickson, born in 1949, was indicted in April in that state for fsevere and illegal prescription of controlled substances.

As part of this procedure, your fingerprints were entered into a local computer system, and finally cross-referenced with a federal database. Leonard Moses was arrested Thursday, November 12, at his home without incident in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Should be transferred to Pennsylvania to “face justice”Christman said.

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