Robert Gordon Stackowitz, the man who escaped from a Georgia prison camp 48 years ago and was discovered this week living in Connecticut, said Saturday he has serious illnesses and worries that extradition to Georgia will kill him.
Stackowitz, who was released on bond from a correctional center in Connecticut about midnight Friday, also said he has avoided any sort of crime in the nearly five decades since he escaped from a lockup in Carroll County 1968 and disappeared.
Having been captured after 48 years on the run, escaped Georgia convict Robert Stackowitz on Friday asked to be set free.
Through his attorney, the 71-year-old who escaped from a Carroll County prison in 1968 asserted that he is in ill health and has demonstrated over the years that he is a rehabilitated, law-abiding citizen.
“I’m hopeful that the Georgia authorities will release their hold on him,” said attorney Norm Pattis. “He’s 71-year-old and in...