Runaway murder convict sent back to Taiwan: CIB
A runaway convict who killed a man in 2004 was extradited back to Taiwan on June 5, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, ) has announced.
The man, surnamed Lin, was sentenced to a 15-and-a-half-yearprison term by Kaohsiung District Court for murdering a man, the CIB said in a released statement.
Lin killed the victim at a Karaoke bar in Kaohsiung in January 2004 during a scuffle.
In an attempt to avoid serving prison time, Lin secretly left Taiwan for China before he was to begin serving his jail term. He has been put on the wanted list by the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office in August 2005. Lin has also been wanted in connection with three other cases, the CIB said.
The CIB recently received information that Lin was hiding at an apartment at Guangzhou city, Guangdong province in South China. It then informed the Guangzhou authorities before they arrested Lin.
In accordance with the Crossstrait Joint Fight against Crime and Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement, Hsu was deported back to Taiwan on June 5, the CIB said.