Lisbon Judge Allows House Arrest for US Fugitive

The lawyer for George Wright says a judge hearing the case freed his client on the condition he stays in his home near Lisbon with an electronic monitoring tag.

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    George Wright was found after being on the run for 4 decades.

     A Lisbon court ruled Friday that an American prisoner who fled to Portugal can stay in his home while he fights extradition.

    The lawyer for George Wright says a judge hearing the case freed his client on the condition he stays in his home near Lisbon with an electronic monitoring tag.
    The U.S is trying to extradite Wright to serve the remainder of his 15-to-30 year sentence for a 1962 murder in New Jersey .
    He spent seven years in prison before escaping in 1970. He was on the run for 41 years until his arrest in Portugal almost three weeks ago.