Finnish triple murderer caught after prison escape

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Posted: Dec 01, 2011 8:35 AM
Finnish triple murderer caught after prison escape

Finnish police say they have caught a triple murderer who walked out of a low-security prison last week a month ahead of his scheduled release _ the sixth time he has escaped custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Tero Murman says Nikita Fouganthine was apprehended in a car in Helsinki on Thursday and did not resist arrest.

Fouganthine was convicted in Sweden of the 1988 murders of a father, mother and son, and was transferred to serve out his life sentence in his native Finland.

He escaped several times but in 2009 officials said he had changed his ways and commuted his sentence. He was released but was imprisoned again after breaking his parole.

Murman said Fouganthine will serve the rest of his sentence in a prison with more security.