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Attorney: State accepts supervision of 48-year fugitive

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SHERMAN — An attorney representing a man who has been living in Connecticut as a fugitive for 48 years after fleeing a Georgia prison work camp says his client will be allowed to remain in the state.

Norm Pattis tells the Hartford Courant that Connecticut officials have accepted terms to allow 71-year-old Robert Stackowitz to stay in Sherman under the supervision of a state parole officer until 2022.

The Georgia Department of Corrections said this week that it would turn over Stackowitz’s supervision to Connecticut if state officials agreed.

Stackowitz was arrested May 9 as a fugitive from justice after applying for Social Security benefits. He was serving a 17-year robbery sentence in Carrolton, Georgia, when he escaped in 1968.

Stackowitz had fought extradition to Georgia citing his deteriorating medical condition.