Escapee, 64, Sentenced After 29 Years on the Run in Sydney

Darko Desic has been back in custody since mid-September when he walked into a police station and confessed to breaking out of Grafton Prison in 1992.

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Lawyer Paul McGirr arrives at Central Local Court in Sydney, Thursday, October 28, 2021. McGirr's client, 64-year-old fugitive Darko Desic who surrendered to police because a Sydney lockdown left him jobless and homeless was sentenced to an additional two months behind bars for escaping from prison almost 30 years ago. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett)
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SYDNEY (AP) — A 64-year-old fugitive who surrendered to Australian police because a Sydney lockdown left him jobless and homeless was sentenced on Thursday to an additional two months behind bars for escaping from prison almost 30 years ago. Darko Desic has been back in custody since mid-September when he walked into a police station in the beach suburb of Dee Why and confessed to breaking out of Grafton Prison, 620 kilometers (390 miles) to…

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