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    Texas death row killer uses fake badge to skip jail

    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Police in Houston were searching for a death row convict who changed his clothes and donned a fake law enforcement badge before strolling out of jail, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.


    Convicted killer Charles Victor Thompson, 35, convinced guards at the Harris County jail on Thursday that he was going to meet his lawyer, according to sheriff's office spokesman Lieutenant John Martin.

    Thompson then somehow changed his orange prisoner jumpsuit for casual slacks, a blue shirt and white tennis shoes, and walked out of the jail in the middle of the afternoon waving an apparent badge of an official from the state attorney general's office, Martin said.

    "It was convincing enough, he was able to convince one of our deputies to let him out of the facility," said Martin.

    Police suspect that once outside the Texas jail, the convicted killer got away in a grey pickup truck, according to local media reports.

    Police, who called Harris extremely dangerous, suspect he had help in planning and executing his escape.

    Thompson was sentenced to death last week for shooting to death his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend in 1988.

    He was moved from a prison to the Harris County jail Thursday for a court appearance, according to reports.

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    wow... really makes you wonder how they run things down in the state of Texas...I hope they find him as the world doesn't need a man with such a history of violence free to roam the streets...


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    Security is real tight at that place!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by denboy
    Security is real tight at that place!!!!
    ...or rather 'supposed to be'...

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