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Florida fugitive arrested after 32 years

MONTROSE, CO (WFLX) - A convicted Florida killer, who's been on the run for 32 years, is now back in custody.

Frederick Barrett has been on the run since 1979 when he scaled the fence of the state prison in Raiford.

It was back in 1971 that Barrett was convicted of killing a hitchhiker along Florida's Turnpike.

His run from the law has been profiled on America's Most Wanted.

Marshals confirmed his true identity when they saw his unique tattoo.

Locals claim he lived in the Montrose, Colorado area since about 1994.

He now faces an extradition hearing back to Florida where he'll continue his prison sentence.

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