Word coming to TNN suggesting escaped prisoner Antonie Herbert Anderson is back in custody after being caught just after 11pm tonight in the Wellington back roads area.
TNN understands Anderson was caught with a cell phone in his cell area at the Prison Farm earlier this afternoon, the officer left the inmate to get assistance to take Anderson to a secure area of the facility, moments later Anderson made good his escape from the Prison Farm Facility.
A reliable source has indicated to TNN News that officers turn a blind eye to inmates to avoid confrontation.
Anderson was sentenced for that killing in February, 2009, having been convicted by a jury.
The trial heard Anderson was the getaway rider in the crime, while his brother-in-law Philip Bradshaw carried out the execution-style killing in Southampton. Questions were raised over whether it was due to gang rivalry between ‘town’ and ‘country’ factions.
Anderson would have become eligible for parole in the murder case in February 2024, which is 15 years after his sentence date. However, Mr Justice Greaves ordered that he must now serve at least half of his seven-year sentence for grievous bodily harm after that. He will now become eligible for parole in August 2027.
An investigation will commence into this cause of this escape, stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.
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