Georgia allows 48-year fugitive to remain in Connecticut

Robert Stackowitz (Photo: Connecticut Department of Correction)
Robert Stackowitz (Photo: Connecticut Department of Correction)

SHERMAN, Conn. (AP) — A 71-year-old Connecticut man who has been a fugitive for nearly 50 years is expected to be permitted to live out the rest of his life in the state.

Prison officials in Georgia have accepted a plan to allow Robert Stackowitz to remain in Sherman if officials in Connecticut agree to supervise him.

Related:48-year fugitive fighting move from Connecticut to Georgia 

Stackowitz was serving a 17-year robbery sentence at a prison work camp in Carrolton, Georgia when he escaped in 1968.

Norm Pattis, Stackowitz’s attorney, says he’s been led to believe that Connecticut will accept supervision.

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Stackowitz had been fighting extradition due to his declining medical condition. He was arrested on May 9 as a fugitive from justice after applying for Social Security benefits.

If the terms are accepted, a parole supervisor would monitor Stackowitz until 2022.

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