Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fugitive Arrested 36 Years After Escape

william-walter-asher-iiiSacramento, California - A fugitive who spent the last 36 years on the run after escaping from a California prison camp is in custody after investigators used records of telephone calls possibly made by his dying mother to track him down. William Walter Asher III, 66, was arrested at his home in Salida, about 70 miles south of Sacramento. According to the State department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Asher was sentenced to seven years to life in prison for robbing a San Francisco bar during which a bartender was shot and beaten to death in 1966. Asher was 20 at the time. Asher was being held at the Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown. He could face new charges related to his escape and could spend the rest of his life in prison.  More  

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