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Louisiana man held in Mexico for 32-year-old murder

Robert Besser
28 Sep 2023, 01:23 GMT+10

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana: Authorities said that Greg Lawson, who fled his 1991 trial in Louisiana for attempted murder 32 years ago, has been arrested after he was found hiding in Mexico.

The FBI said that Lawson, 63, was returned to the U.S. last week after being located in Mexico, the FBI said.

KSLA reported that Lawson, accused of shooting a man in 1991 in Bienville Parish, fled the courthouse just as the jury was headed back into the courtroom to return a guilty verdict on a charge of attempted murder.

"The three-decades-long search for a man convicted of attempted murder is over, thanks to a tip received by #FBINewOrleans. This morning, 63-year-old Greg Lawson is back in a Louisiana jail awaiting action by Bienville Parish authorities," the FBI stated.

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