Jail escapee returns

A MAN who escaped from a prison near Ipswich by cutting through a fence with a pair of stolen bolt cutters, and spent 15 years on the run, will be returned to the Brisbane region today

Luke Andrew Hunter, 42, was arrested on Sunday morning at a home at Herberton in the Atherton Tablelands.

Hunter escaped from the Borallon Correctional Centre, near Ipswich, in February 1996, by cutting through a fence after working in the prison laundry.

He was serving a 21-year jail term after being found guilty in the Newcastle Supreme Court in 1990 for the jealousy-driven murder of his lover’s husband, 36-year-old Brian Phillip Nagle.



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