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Escaped killer captured in Orlando bus station

8:19 PM, Oct 5, 2013   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- A convicted murderer who recently escaped from a Wisconsin prison was captured by police Saturday inside a Orlando bus station.

On Saturday morning, a 9-1-1 operator in Marion County received information that Todd Allan Brecht might be on a bus that was scheduled to stop in the county, according to Marion County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page. 

Brecht, 54, is a convicted first-degree murder who recently escaped from work detail in Wisconsin. 

The bus did not stop in Marion County, but continued to Orlando -- Marion County Sheriff's members followed. 

According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, deputies Ben Adams and Jeff Raker were inside the bus station where they saw and detained Brecht before turning him over to the Orlando Police Department.

Brecht is serving a life sentence for shooting his brother in law in the back with a .22 rifle during an argument in 1985 and was on a work detail along Highway 70 in Vilas County when he escaped Tuesday, according to WEAU in Wisconsin. 

He was an inmate at the Camp McNaughton State Prison.

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