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The case of George Wright, who spent 41 years on the lam after escaping from prison in New Jersey after his conviction in the murder of a Wall gas station attendent in the 1960s, is the subject of a Congressional hearing before the Helsinki Commission. We're covering it live at 2 p.m. The event will be streamed live here. Watch the hearing and join the chat!
Helsinki Commission to hear testimony Wednesday in the case of George Wright
The Helsinki Commission, a Congressional commission headed by U.S. Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., Wednesday afternoon is scheduled to hold a hearing on international fugitives, using the case of George Wright -- the escaped prisoner who was convicted of murdering a Wall gas station attendent in the 1960s and is now living in Portugal. Among those scheduled to testify at the 2 p.m. hearing on Captiol Hill is Ann Patterson, of Howell, the daughter of Walter Patterson who was killed by a young George Wright at a Wall Township gas station in 1962 during a robbery. The event will be streamed live here. Portuguese police captured the 68-year-old Wright near the capital Lisbon last September, ending his four decades on the lam after escaping …