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Crime Arkansas fugitive who made a life in Michigan dies at 68

00:10  04 january  2018
00:10  04 january  2018 Source:   ap.org

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A convicted killer from Arkansas who went to Michigan on a five-day furlough in 1970 but never returned to prison has died in suburban Detroit. I don't do nothin'," Stiggers told the AP at the time, summing up his life in Michigan . Stiggers was 68 years old. His daughter, L'Donne Hampton, tells

FILE- In a April 26, 2013 file photo, Lester Stiggers is interviewed in Warren, Mich., by the Associated Press. The convicted killer from Arkansas has died in suburban Detroit, 47 years after he visited Michigan on a brief furlough, and never returned to prison. Stiggers was 68 years old. His daughter, L'Donne Hampton, tells The Associated Press that he died Dec. 30, 2017 at his apartment in Warren, probably from a heart attack. Stiggers made headlines in 2013 when Arkansas asked Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to send him back. Snyder said Stiggers wasn't a threat to anyone. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio_File) © The Associated Press FILE- In a April 26, 2013 file photo, Lester Stiggers is interviewed in Warren, Mich., by the Associated Press. The convicted killer from Arkansas has died in suburban Detroit, 47 years after he visited Michigan on a brief furlough, and never returned to prison. Stiggers was 68 years old. His daughter, L'Donne Hampton, tells The Associated Press that he died Dec. 30, 2017 at his apartment in Warren, probably from a heart attack. Stiggers made headlines in 2013 when Arkansas asked Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to send him back. Snyder said Stiggers wasn't a threat to anyone. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio_File)

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The convicted killer from Arkansas has died in suburban Detroit, 47 years after he visited Michigan on a brief furlough, and never returned to prison. 30, 2017 at his apartment in Warren, probably from a heart attack. Stiggers made headlines in 2013 when Arkansas asked Michigan Gov.

WARREN, MI -- A man convicted of killing his father in Arkansas nearly 50 years ago has died in Metro Detroit Convicted of killing his abusive father and sentenced to life in prison when he was 15, Stiggers escaped to Stiggers made headlines again in 2013 when Arkansas asked Michigan Gov.

Lester Stiggers was 68 years old. His daughter, L'Donne Hampton, tells The Associated Press that he died Saturday at his apartment in Warren, probably from a heart attack.

Stiggers made headlines in 2013 when Arkansas asked Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to send him back. It was the first time in years that Arkansas had expressed interest in Stiggers, who entered Michigan in 1970 and worked as a plumber and auto worker.

Snyder said Stiggers wasn't a threat to anyone.

Stiggers was a teenager when he was convicted of killing his father in Arkansas. He said his father abused him and his mother.

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