Fugitive Frank Freshwater to Return to Ohio for Punishment

A 79-year-old fugitive captured in Florida after being on the loose since escaping from an Ohio prison farm in 1959 was ordered on Monday to return to Ohio to face the consequences. A state judge ruled Frank Freshwater voluntarily waived his right to extradition after he was found on May 4 living in Melbourne in central Florida. Authorities said Freshwater pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for driving a car that fatally struck a pedestrian in 1957. After violating his probation, he served time at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield.



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